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Kano Government Denies Killings During Supplementary Polls

Following the reports of killings in Kano supplementary elections on Saturday, the state government has challenged people who arrived with the claims to show shreds of evidence.

The government dismissed the claims through the state’s commissioner of information, Malam Mohammed Garba, in a news conference.

“I’m challenging anyone with proof of killings during the election to come and give the names of those killed, The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) claimed that two persons were killed in Nasarawa, we did not get any death report, even after going to hospitals”. He said.

He further denied rumours of protests after announcements of results in the state, stressing that there were false stories as regards the supplementary polls.

“The desperation of the opposition to discredit the election was the reason they continued to spread all sorts of rumours and lies on social media platform to misinform the public,” he said.

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The commissioner noted that the conduct of elections was peaceful in the entire state, aside two incidents that were immediately addressed by security agents in affected areas, adding that the state government would continue to ensure safety and protection of lives of residents.

“Kano has been very peaceful contrary to the rumours being peddled on social media platform, I commend journalists for their adequate coverage of the exercise,” he said.

 

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