7 killed after election upset in E.Nigeria


KANO, Nigeria: At least seven people were killed Sunday in clashes between supporters of rival political parties in Nigeria’s eastern Taraba state after a court nullified the election win of the state governor, police said. Residents in the town of Wukari, some 220 kilometers from the state capital Jalingo, gave a higher toll however of 13 dead and 39 injured. An election petition tribunal in Nigeria’s capital Abuja had ruled Saturday that Aisha Alhassan of the APC was the rightful winner of the April 11 polls, annulling the victory of Darius Ishaku of the PDP — Nigeria’s main opposition party at the federal level but the governing party in Taraba state.



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