One Feared Dead As Protests Erupt In Lafia Over Outcome Of Nasaraw Gov Election

Protesters have taken to streets of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, over outcome of the governorship election in the state.

Reports say one person has been allegedly killed, while several others have received various degree of injury following the protest that turned violent in the state.

Vanguard reported that the protesters are on the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the governorship results declared by the electoral umpire from the last Saturday gubernatorial election in the state.

An eyewitness account told the newspaper that the protesters also engaged in acts of vandalism and destruction of public and private property.

Meanwhile, security agencies have been deployed to strategic locations to forestall the spread of the violent protest and maintain law and order.

The incident has sparked up concerns and call for transparent elections in Nigeria, with appeal to the relevant authorities to address the underlying issues that provoked the protest.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Ramham Nansel had yet to comment on the incident as at the time of filling the report.

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