Nigeriens Explain Absence Of Voting In Borno

Shettima Abba

Mallam Muhammad Dari, chairman of the Borno Association of Nigeriens resident in Nigeria, says the activities of insurgency in the area is responsible for the absence of voting unit in the state.

Dari told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that an estimated 4,000 Nigeriens were resident in the state.

“When we were told that elections will hold in about seven centres in Nigeria, we were thinking that Borno will be one of them.
“But we later discovered that the officials have decided to avoid the state due to Boko Haram activities,”he said.

He however said that he has hope of a peaceful election in all the seven centres.
Dari said however that the association was hopeful that it will take part in the next election after the restoration of peace in the state. (NAN)

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