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Associated Press

Voting underway in Nigerian elections amid bombing

Polling gets underway despite a bomb attack that killed eight people in Niger state on Friday.

VOTING IS UNDERWAY in the first of three crucial elections in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation.

Today, poll workers began moving to the roughly 120,000 polling stations spread throughout the oil-rich nation for the country’s national assembly elections.

In Ibadan, a city in southwestern Nigeria, poll workers shoved themselves into rickety commercial buses, ballot boxes hanging out of open doors.

Security remains a concern in the nation.

A bomb attack Friday killed at least eight people and wounded more than two dozen others at an election office in Suleja, a city in Niger state.

Officials say they registered an estimated 73.5 million voters for the National Assembly election.

The country will also hold a presidential and gubernatorial election later this month.

- AP