Kogi/Bayelsa: EU, U.S., UK others marveled by the level of bloodshed

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With the violence that trailed the Kogi elections, the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries under the aegis of Diplomatic Watch, say they are “alarmed’’ over the bloody exercise.

They expressed serious concerns about reports of fatalities and people missing, including staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

“The Diplomatic Watch deployed teams from Austria, the European Union Delegation, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States to the elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states on 16 November.

“We express our alarm at reports of widespread incidents of violence and intimidation, some of which were witnessed by our teams in Kogi.    

“There are reports of fatalities and people missing, including INEC staff. Our thoughts are with all victims and their families,’’ they said in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja.

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