The Continuous Voter Registration, CBR, in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa has been put on hold by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over persistent Boko Haram attacks.
The Communications Officer of INEC in Adamawa, Rifkatu Maxwell, made the disclosure in Yola on Friday.
“The commission has suspended the ongoing nationwide continuous voter registration exercise in Madagali Local Government Area, due to security challenges and frequent Boko Haram attacks.
“The commission will announce a date for resumption of the exercise if the situation improves,” Mrs Maxwell said.
The spokesperson noted, however, that no worker of the commission or vital election material had been affected by the attacks, the latest of which was on August 15.
She said the registration of potential voters had been going on smoothly in other local government areas in the state.
Borno and Adamawa States have taken the biggest brunt of the insurgency, which has claimed no fewer than 20,000 lives and displaced more than 2.7 million people in Nigeria’s northeast.