Nigeria (AP) — Among the debris of burned homes, destroyed businesses
and lives lost on one dirt road in this city on a fault line between
Nigeria's two major faiths, the bright green ballot boxes stood out
Thursday against the misery inflicted here.
Christians and Muslims inked their fingers to cast their vote in
gubernatorial elections held in Bauchi and Kaduna states Thursday,
delayed by the postelection violence last week that killed at least 500
people across Nigeria's north. Voting went smoothly, but both areas saw
low voter turnout as soldiers took over security for the hard-hit states
and many remain displaced by the rioting.
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