Although voting had already started in many areas of the country, thugs raided two distinct polling locations in two different states of Nigeria and stole at least eight BVAS devices, according to INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu.

As backup BVAS machines were made available, Mr. Yakubu, who briefed journalists in Abuja, said voting went on as usual in the two polling places.

Additionally, he claimed that a bandit raid in a region of Niger State caused the delay in voting there.

Mr. Yakubu also recognized that several polling places in Nigeria had late arrivals of election personnel and equipment.

He said that the commission will fix the issue by insuring that everyone in line before 2:30 am would be permitted to cast a ballot, regardless of how long the line was.