An explosion has been reported at the Independent National Electoral Commission Office in Suleja, Niger state. Approximately 20 are feared dead, most of which are Youth Corpers and INEC officials.
Eyewitnesses say that the explosion occurred less than than two hours after electoral materials were delivered to the office amidst a security convoy.
Other unconfirmed dead include party agents and officials who had gone there to witness the arrival of the materials.
It was not immediately clear how many people were injured although many of the wounded have been taken to the Suleja General hospital.
The electoral commission had announced that parliamentary voting had been postponed place in the Niger South senatorial district as well as the Bida/Gbako/Katcha and Lavun/Edasi/Mokwa federal constituencies. The commission has not yet announced if the Friday evening blast would force a further curtailment of the elections.