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Group warns party supporters against post election violence

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Enugu-A group known as Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), has warned supporters of the two leading political parties against embarking on any form of post election violence in the country.

The founder of the association, Mr Elliot Uko gave the warning in Enugu on Sunday during a peaceful demonstration on violence-free polls in Nigeria.

He appealed to Nigerians especially those in the Northern parts of the country, to eschew violence and bloodshed during and after the elections.

He expressed concern that over the years, including 2011, several Nigerians, especially Igbos were killed in post election violence in the Northern parts of the country.

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“We pray and plead with our compatriots to remember that destruction of lives could lead to disunity.

“Our message to those who usually pounce on and kill Ndigbo is that they should not kill us again,’’ he pleaded.

Uko urged the Federal and state governments, political parties and the citizenry to join hands and ensure that peace reigned during and after the elections.

“The federal government should provide enough security to protect lives and property during and after the elections,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of the organisation marched through major streets of the coal city chanting solidarity songs. (NAN)

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