Tony John, Port Harcourt
The United States Consul-General to Nigeria, John Bray, has called for an end to the violence and deaths associated with the presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.
Addressing journalists at the Government House, Port Harcourt, after a meeting with the state governor, Nyesom Wike, the diplomat decried the violence that greeted the polls in some parts of the state.
It was alleged that soldiers from 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, unleashed violence on Abonnema in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, where scores of people were killed.
It was also alleged that the military killed two People’s Democratic Party (PDP) agents in Emohua Local Government Area on Saturday.
He said: “I am here as an international observer. We have been watching elections in Rivers State.
“I am not here to grade elections or anything like that . I am just here to say that there has been enough violence.
“Enough people have died. I am here today, to speak with all the different candidates and party leaders”, he noted.