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At least two people died in violent clashes in many parts of Niger

At least two people died in violent clashes in many parts of Niger

People walk past burnt buses at the deserted Ojodu Berger bus terminal, during a protest against police brutality, in Lagos on October 26, 2020. - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on October 25 appealed for "peace" as authorities struggled to halt looting across the country, the latest in a wave of unrest sweeping Africa's most populous nation.†A statement from the presidency said Buhari backed a judicial inquiry in Lagos "to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered" and those who lost property in days of violence. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Niamey News: The Ministry of the Interior of Niger issued a statement on the 25th that since the announcement of the preliminary results of the presidential election on the 23rd, demonstrations and violent clashes have occurred in many parts of the country, which have killed at least two people.

The statement said that the Niger opposition has held demonstrations in the capital Niamey, Zinder and Doso for several days.

They set up roadblocks, burned tires, damaged public infrastructure, and clashed violently with security personnel, which have killed at least two people, including one policeman.

The statement said that so far, the Nepali security services have summoned 468 people suspected of participating in the violent conflict, but the main suspects are still at large.

The statement condemned “inappropriate remarks that incite violence” and said that domestic order would be restored soon.

The Independent National Electoral Commission of Niger announced the preliminary results of the second round of presidential election on the 23rd.

Mohamed Bazoum, the candidate of the ruling party of Niger’s Party for Democracy and Socialism, won with 55.75% of the vote, and opposition candidate, former President Mahaman, won 44.25% of the votes.

Ballotpedia. Osman then questioned the results of the presidential election, believing that there was fraud in the election, and unilaterally declared that he should be elected president with 50.3% of the vote.

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