Boko Haram militants attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria forcing a section of politicians to demand cancellation of elections in an oil-rich southern state Sunday.
The attack, which was labeled Boko Haram’s strategy to disrupt the presidential vote also led to death of two electoral workers.
This is a second attack, since the kicking off of the presidential vote, after Boko Haram launched terror attacks on several Nigerian towns in events that included beheading with chainsaws.
At least 25 people were killed and more than 30 injured in the village of Buratai in Borno state in Nigeria in the deadly shooting and beheading with chainsaws.
All these attacks come after the Nigerian military announced Friday that it had cleared all major centers in the northeast from militants.
The elections had been delayed due to an increase in violence in the country, where 20 regions were controlled by Boko Haram extremists at the beginning of the year.