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Nigeria elections: Explosions heard hours before the presidential election

The explosions occurred at a camp for internally displaced refugees at around 5 pm local time. On Tuesday, the Nigerian army spokesman Onyeama Nwachukwu told CNN. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries."It was an attack this morning at the camp of the militants, but the military has suppressed it at the moment," Nwachukwu said, adding that the army was still assessing the situation.Journalist Simpa Samson told CNN militants addressed the teachers' village camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state."The military secured the site almost immediately and has stopped our cameraman from filming, no one was injured because the bombs landed outside the premises," said Samson CNN. Security is often a matter of Maiduguri, a frequent target for the Boko Haram terrorist group. The city also has a large population of internally displaced refugees. The blasts came as Nigerians prepared to cast their votes on Saturday, a week after the country's presidential and parliamentary elections were unexpectedly postponed. It was the third consecutive vote that would be delayed in Africa's greatest democracy. Delays frustrating voters A vote across the country was scheduled to open at 8:00 am and close at 2:00 am. (8 AM ET) Saturday, but reports soon emerged from extensive delays. In the capital Lagos, CNN visited several stations, all of which opened hours later than planned. The voices said they had lined up for hours before the dignitaries came up with voice material. To vote for their vote on Saturday, voters were expected…

The explosions occurred at a camp for internally displaced refugees at around 5 pm local time. On Tuesday, the Nigerian army spokesman Onyeama Nwachukwu told CNN. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries.

“It was an attack this morning at the camp of the militants, but the military has suppressed it at the moment,” Nwachukwu said, adding that the army was still assessing the situation.

Journalist Simpa Samson told CNN militants addressed the teachers’ village camps in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno state.

“The military secured the site almost immediately and has stopped our cameraman from filming, no one was injured because the bombs landed outside the premises,” said Samson CNN.

Security is often a matter of Maiduguri, a frequent target for the Boko Haram terrorist group. The city also has a large population of internally displaced refugees.

The blasts came as Nigerians prepared to cast their votes on Saturday, a week after the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections were unexpectedly postponed. It was the third consecutive vote that would be delayed in Africa’s greatest democracy.

Delays frustrating voters

A vote across the country was scheduled to open at 8:00 am and close at 2:00 am. (8 AM ET) Saturday, but reports soon emerged from extensive delays.

In the capital Lagos, CNN visited several stations, all of which opened hours later than planned. The voices said they had lined up for hours before the dignitaries came up with voice material.

To vote for their vote on Saturday, voters were expected to complete an accreditation process where officials from Nigeria’s independent national electoral commission take their fingerprints and scan their permanent polls briefly.

A nurse told CNN that she came up at a polling station after working a night shift, just to face a long wait.

“I should rest now, but I came to the department) 7:30 and believe that the officials of the election commissioners will be here, but it is two hours now, and they have not come,” says Juliet Emoedin. [1

9659002] Festus Okoye, a national electoral commissioner, said stations that would open late one hour later, according to the Nigerian television authority, the state transmitter.

However, one-hour extension is less time than many voters have spent in line to throw Their Votes in Important Choice

The existing, Muhammadu Buhari, 76, runs against 71 other candidates, but his main contender is Atiku Abubakar, a 72-year-old business star and former vice president, both of whom are Muslim candidates from the northern part of the country.

When Buhari, a former military ruler, was elected in 2015, it was the first peaceful transition of power in Nigeria, promising to offer a clean sweep of the old routine one, but many have been left disillusioned and angry at the rising levels of inequality and extreme poverty.

More than 84 million people registered for the vote in Africa’s largest economic power, according to data from the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Videos have emerged on social media that reportedly show the burning of voting papers and disruption of the election process in different parts of the country.

 A woman looks over in the voting boxes one last time before she beat her voice Saturday in Lagos.

Concerns about election-related violence

In addition to bombing in Maiduguri, the Nigerian army said its troops had also abandoned an attack on Saturday morning by suspected military personnel at a security post in Geidam’s village in the Yobe state.

No one was injured, according to the Nigeria Army military Sagir Musa, who said the trial would not affect the vote in the area.

“The situation is calm and peaceful,” said Musa in a statement. “People have largely been voting their voices without any hindrance.”

The election delay has increased tensions in Nigeria, and there has been violence before the vote. The British and American governments have warned that they would deny visas and be able to prosecute, all found incentives for violence during the election.

Last week, a terrorist group with links to ISIS claimed responsibility for a fatal attack in Maiduguri on a motor boat carrying Kashim Shettima, governor of the Borno state.

Shettima escaped unharmed. Isa Gusau, governor media helper, told CNN on Thursday that the setback killed three people, although the locals put the death aid much higher. The terrorist group claimed that 42 people died in the assault.

The Islamic state of the West African province’s terrorist group, an interrupted faction of the militant group Boko Haram, has been a number of high-profile attacks in recent months.

CNN’s Bukola Adebayo reported from Lagos, and Jack Guy wrote from London. CNN’s Stephanie Busari contributed to this report.

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