Nigeria postpones elections due to Boko Haram uprising

February 8, 2015 2:41 AM

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Nigeria postpones elections due to Boko Haram uprising

Feb. 7, 2015: Nigerian Police provide security in Abuja, Nigeria as people demonstrate against the possible postponement of the Nigerian elections. (AP)

ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria is postponing presidential and legislative elections until March 28 because security forces fighting Boko Haram extremists cannot ensure voters' safety around the country, the electoral commission announced Saturday in a decision likely to infuriate the opposition.

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