Nigerians vote in tense elections marred by violence
Ballots have started being counted after thousands of Nigerians voted on the second day amid technical glitches. Boko Haram militants were also suspected of killing people in the northeast while fighting Nigeria’s army.
Nigerians cast their vote on the second day of parliamentary elections in about 300 of the country’s 150,000 police stations. Voting was extended for a day on Sunday after the electoral commission admitted that the new voting equipment failed to confirm voters’ identities; ballots had to start being counted by hand due to technical problems.
Meanwhile, fleeing residents from Nigeria’s northeastern state Bauchi told the Associated Press that scores of extremists of the Boko Haram group were advancing on their city and were engaged in heavy gunfire with the army.
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Source News: DW