NIGERIA – In Nigeria, Delayed Election takes place amid Polling Glitches and Boko Haram Attacks

The Washington Post | Feb. 23, 2019

Tens of millions of Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday, a week after a last-minute election delay, as Africa’s most populous nation struggles with challenges including a stumbling economy and an ongoing Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram militants.

Just before polls opened, one soldier was killed and 20 others were injured as Boko Haram fighters waged attacks in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and the largest city in the northeast.

The election delay was announced just five hours before polls opened, amid reports that voting material had not been delivered to all parts of the country.