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Nigeria Election Commission office burns down

Date: Feb 11, 2019

An office for Nigeria's Election Commission has been burned down, just a few days before the country is due to vote in a general election.

The fire in Plateau State has destroyed everything needed to vote, including ballot boxes and voting slips. A spokesperson called it a setback for the preparations for the election but is quoted in This Day as saying it's too early to suspect sabotage.

Nigeria's general election is due to be held on Saturday.  

On Sunday, President Muhammadu Buhari warned of potential electoral fraud. He is running for re-election with main contender, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

--BBC--

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