The recent violence that broke out in Nigeria after the declaration of results from the presidential election held earlier this month has left more than 500 people dead and thousands displaced, according a Nigerian human rights group.

“The updated figure is about 516, “Shehu Sani, the chief of the Civil Rights Congress said late Sunday, cautioning that the actual number of people killed in the violence could be even higher.

The group said most of the post-election violence took place in the northern state of Kaduna, adding that it estimates more than 300 people were killed in the rural town of Zonkwa alone. The group said the violence has forced tens of thousands of people to flee the region.

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