Nigeria Votes Delayed After Riots

Nigeria Votes Delayed After Riots

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigerian officials on Thursday delayed next week’s gubernatorial elections in two predominantly Muslim northern states that have been wracked by deadly riots and retaliatory violence since the presidential election was won by a Christian from the country’s south.

Attahiru Jega, chief of Nigeria’s Independent Election Commission, said that polls cannot go ahead as scheduled Tuesday in the states of Kaduna and Bauchi because of security concerns, and that the votes will be delayed there by two days.

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