Violence disrupts end of polling in Nigeria

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The Independent Online

Hundreds of poll workers fled their jobs and tens of thousands of displaced Nigerians had nowhere to cast ballots as elections for governors went ahead yesterday despite violence after the presidential poll earlier this month.

Africa's most populous nation is concluding voting that began on 9 April with parliamentary elections.

At least 500 died in rioting in the predominantly Muslim north when tallies from the 16 April presidential poll showed that President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian, had won.