Friday, 09 February 2007 07:29

A Gun in Your Face

Sample ImageA Nigerian soldier points a gun at a citizen in Ilesa, Osun State, in this picture taken by  The Nation newspaper. It is not clear if the citizen was eventually shot, but it clearly proves the sub-human conditions and violence surrounding the 2007 elections. Soldiers have been deployed to many states supposedly to ensure security, amid widespread allegations that the ruling party, PDP, had used the security agencies to rig the elections. There are protests in Kano, Osun, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and a few other states, where the election was believed to have been manipulated with the connivance of the electoral commission.