According to CNN, at least 11 people were killed Saturday [Mar. 28] and two more injured in attacks apparently by Boko Haram extremists at polling stations in the northeastern state of Gombe, residents said.
In the Dukku village, three voters were killed at a polling station, and a lawmaker in the Gombe state House of Assembly was killed in his home, residents said. A chief of the nearby Tilen village was also killed at home.
A voter and two other people were killed in the Birin Fulani village, residents and police said.
In the Shole village in the Nafada district, two people were killed as residents lined up to vote in morning, residents said.
In the Birin Bolawa village, one person was killed, and election materials were set afire after officials fled a polling station, according to one official who escaped.
"They kept saying, 'Didn't we warn you to stay clear of polling stations?' "said Birin Fulani resident Baidu Lawan, who confirmed the killing of one resident.
In other attacks not related to voting, suspected Boko Haram militants decapitated 23 people in a raid Saturday night on Buratai village in northeast Nigerian Borno state, according to residents and Ibrahim Adamu, a local politician in the village.