Nigerians uprooted by Boko Haram angry at losing chance to vote

March 27, 2015 6:03 PM

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DAKAR/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamist Boko Haram militants beheaded Salma Buba's father in northern Nigeria last weekend, Buba was overcome by anger at what she saw as the government's failure to protect her family.

Added to her bitterness is frustration that she will not be able to vote in Saturday's presidential election. Insecurity in the area coupled with a lack of preparedness by the electoral authorities have prevented her from getting her voter card.

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