There is an uneasy calm in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, as protesters go to the streets to voice their displeasure with the results of the governorship election in the state.
Traffic jams in the state capital have been brought up by the findings’ subsequent announcement.
According to information acquired in the state capital, following the protest that descended into violence in the state, one person has apparently been killed while a number of others have suffered injuries of varying severity.
Vanguard gathered that the protesters are on the streets to express their dissatisfaction with the outcome of the governorship results declared by the electoral umpire from the last Saturday gubernatorial election in the state.
An eyewitness account told our correspondent that the protesters also engaged in acts of vandalism and destruction of public and private property.
Meanwhile, security agencies have been deployed to strategic locations to forestall the spread of the violent protest and maintain law and order.
The incident has sparked up concerns and call for transparent elections in Nigeria, with appeal to the relevant authorities to address the underlying issues that provoked the protest.
Attempts to obtain confirmation from the police Command in the state proved abortive as the Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Ramham Nansel could not respond to text messages, pick calls or issue statement on the protest at the time of filling the report.