Delta Elections Postponed as Level of Violence Rises

The rate and level of violence in the Niger Delta has been increasing in recent weeks (ref A).Plans for March 27 elections in several key Local Government Areas (LGA) have been suspended, fueling tension between ethnic groups in the region. Meanwhile, thousands of internally displaced Itsekiri are agitating for a return to their homes as their living conditions steadily worsen.

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