Military Related Electoral Killings: U.S. Consul-General Calls For End To Violence In Rivers State

By Kalada Jumbo

The United States Consul-General to Nigeria, John Bray has called for an end to the violence and deaths associated with the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.

Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Sunday after a meeting with Rivers State Governor, Ezenwo Wike, the International Diplomat decried the violence that greeted the polls in some parts of the state.

It will be recalled that soldiers of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army unleashed violence on Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area where they killed 15 innocent PDP members. The military also killed two PDP Agents in Emohua Local Government Area on Saturday.

He said: “I am here as an international observer. We have been watching elections in Rivers State.

“I am not here to grade elections or anything like that . I am just here to say that there has been enough violence.

“Enough people have died. I am here today to speak with all the different candidates and party leaders”.

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