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'Many' Killed in Nigeria Unrest Over Goodluck Jonathan's Poll Win

“By Zoe Flood in Nairobi

The Nigerian Red Cross said that “a lot of people” had been killed, and churches, mosques and homes were burned across the north – the main support base of Mr Jonathan’s main opponent Muhammadu Buhari.

A doctor in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city, told the Daily Telegraph that he had seen some 10 bodies brought in to his hospital and many people with gunshot wounds.

“The situation is so bad,” he said.

Riots spread across the north as results from all 36 states plus the capital showed he had won 22 million votes, while his rival had some 12 million. Mr Jonathan also received more than 25 per cent in at least two-thirds of the states, a requirement to avoid a runoff.

Although both local and foreign observers have described the poll as the most credible in decades in West Africa’s largest economy, Mr Buhari’s supporters have accused the ruling party of rigging the vote, especially in some of Jonathan’s strongholds. . .”
More on Telegraph UK.

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