Thugs have reportedly destroyed offices belonging to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission in Akwa Ibom State.
The offices were destroyed with the use of explosives by thugs, local newspaper Punch reports.
The incident is happening just a day before voting for new governors across the country takes place.
An eyewitness was quoted by Punch saying “The hoodlums numbering about five came in dark dresses and threw in something into the building and next thing I saw was fire.”
Friday’s incident according to local media led to the destruction of electoral materials.
But election officials say sensitive materials meant for the conduct of the election were not destroyed.
Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Mike Igini was quoted by Punch as saying that “Some materials were burnt, but no sensitive material was affected even though they used explosives to destroy the building, elections will hold in the area.”
Nigerians on Saturday will be voting in the governorship and state assembly elections after they were postponed from earlier original date of March 2.
The delay was due to the decision to postpone the presidential and national assembly elections to February 23.
President Muhammadu Buhari won the President elections although his rival from the opposition PDP, Atiku Abubakar disputes the results.
Gubernatorial elections in Nigeria are keenly contested between the ruling APC and opposition PDP.