Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll, after attack
Nigeria began counting votes in a presidential election Saturday marked by an extremist attack, late-opening polling stations and a surprise loss for top challenger Atiku Abubakar in his own hometown.
The voting took place a week after a painful election delay and final results are expected Tuesday, though plenty of work remained as many voters in Africa’s largest democracy still waited in line at sundown. Observers and security forces gave reports of torched ballot boxes, soldiers firing on suspected votesnatchers and people selling their votes. Several people were killed.