Five killed in Nigeria after presidential pollsApril 18th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Abuja (Nigeria), April 17 (IANS) At least five people have been killed in violence that erupted in different parts of northeast Nigeria’s Bauchi state after the presidential election, Xinhua quoted security sources as saying Sunday.
Cars, houses and other valuables were destroyed when irate youths who are mostly under-aged believed to be supporting an opposition party unleashed terror on innocent people in the name of protecting votes cast in favour of the party they support, the sources added.
A competent source, requesting anonymity, said that the irate youths were protesting what they described as insufficient ballot papers made available to the polling units during the conduct of the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), however, denied the accusation and described the youths’ action as impatience as enough ballot papers were made available for the area.
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