ABUJA, Sept 8 Nigeria's Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed elections in the
southern state of Edo to Sept. 28 from Sept. 10 because of
security threats, a government official said on Thursday.
Soyebi Solomon, the national commissioner in charge of
voters, education and publicity, said after a meeting with
police and security agents that a delay "is necessary in view of
threats of terrorists activities in Edo State and other states
of the federation during the election."
The decision highlights another security hotspot in Nigeria,
which is fighting Islamist militants of Boko Haram in the north
and militants in the oil-producing Delta region in the south.
(Reporting By Libby George; editing by Grant McCool)