Damilare Okunola Alhaji Fasasi Gbagba, President of the Jama-at-ul Islamiyya of Nigeria reading his speech during a press conference to herald its 9th Triennial Delegates Conference in Ilupeju, Lagos. Photo: Damilare Okunola
Kazeem Ugbodaga, Simon Ateba & Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta Ahead Saturday’s Presidential election, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has appealed to Lagosians to turnout massively and vote for change, while urging them to shun violence.
The Human rights commissions have disclosed that over 58 people have been killed in the run-up to Nigeria’s 2015 general election with hate speech” between rival camps threatening to spark further unrest”. TheNewsNigeria report.
At least 55 people have been killed in political violence across 22 states of Nigeria before the general 2015 elections, TheCable reports. There are worries that there may be underreporting of the death toll, with the killings taking place in all of Nigeria’s six geo-political zones.
Yet another incident of violence against black kids has occurred in New York. In a video posted on Facebook, three cops hold a boy against the car while a plainclothes officer runs up and punches the child.