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Opposition win historic Nigerian election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat in the country's election,urging supporters to vent their frustrations peacefully following the loss.

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, 72, became the first opposition candidate to oust a president in a democratic election.

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Boko Haram insurgents kill six in attacks on Nigerian voters

State police commissioner Danladi Marcus has told Reuters by telephone that Islamist Boko Haram insurgents launched two deadly attacks on voters in northeast Nigeria on Saturday. The police and a security source said six people in an election in which insecurity is a major issue.

One attack was in Ngalda, Yobe state.

The other was in an ethnic Fulani village called Woru in Gombe state, a security source said.

In both attacks gunmen opened fire on voters as they trekked to their polling stations, killing three in each.

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