Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote

January 25, 2015 3:32 PM

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Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote

LAGOS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants.

Boko Haram has killed thousands, kidnapped hundreds and displaced more than a million people during its campaign to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.

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