(AP) — Nigeria's voters pressed their ink-soaked fingers to ballots
Saturday, braving bomb attacks and communal violence to vote in the
first round of crucial April elections in the oil-rich nation.
from Nigeria's arid north to the mangroves of its southern delta
decided who should sit in the country's National Assembly, with
fragmented preliminary results suggesting opposition parties made huge
strides against the governing People's Democratic Party. Meanwhile,
violence erupted in northeast Nigeria, where a radical Islamic sect
operates, leaving a hotel ablaze and a voting station bombed.
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