Nigerian leaders must not stir up electoral violence: war crimes court

February 2, 2015 4:07 PM

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Nigerian leaders must not stir up electoral violence: war crimes court

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's leaders must not whip up violence around a presidential poll on Feb. 14 that has already triggered deadly skirmishes, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Monday.

President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, faces challenger Muhammadu Buhari, a northern Muslim, in an atmosphere of heightened regional, ethnic and sectarian tensions that many fear could to boil over into widespread violence.

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