35 killed in Nigeria’s violent election

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At least 35 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria on Saturday, civil society groups said on Sunday.

The convener of the Situation Room, which represents more than 70 civil society groups, Mr. Clement Nwankwo, said 16 people were killed in election violence across eight states in Nigeria while Lagos-based consultancy SBM Intelligence cited 35 deaths.

Voters hit polling stations in Nigeria on Saturday to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari or replace him with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

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Atiku has claimed victory based on unofficial results collated from more than 170 thousand polling units across Nigeria.

But the ruling All Progressives Congress warned that the opposition People’s Democratic Party was planning to release fake results.

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