Nigeria 2023: Cars Burnt and Several Injured in Niger Community

By Joshua Samuel

Following an altercation that broke out at a polling location in the area, the Jima community of Lavun Local Government Area, Niger State, is said to have been plunged into crisis during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

According to reports, there was a fight between community members and supporters of different political parties that turned violent. According to information provided to Pan African Visions, numerous villagers were hurt, some cars were damaged, and about seven motorcycles were set ablaze.

In addition to Edogi, Emiworo, and Jumata, Jima is a neighborhood close to the Dokko region.

Police officers were among those hurt in the crisis, according to local eyewitnesses. The Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, officials, on the other hand, were securely escorted out of the voting booth by some neighborhood residents.

Some of them remarked that the argument that sparked the situation was regrettable and uncalled for and urged the state government and security organizations to step in to stop a repeat during the governorship elections on March 11, 2023.

When reached, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the police public relations officer for the Niger State Police Command, said that as of the time this report was being submitted, the command had not yet received any formal information about the crisis.

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