Nigeria elections: Explosions heard hours before presidential vote

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02:47 - Source: CNN
Lagos, Nigeria CNN  — 

Multiple bomb blasts rocked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri just hours before presidential polls opened Saturday.

The explosions happened at a camp for internally displaced refugees at around 5 a.m. local time Saturday, Nigerian army spokesman Onyeama Nwachukwu told CNN. There were no reports of any deaths or injuries.

“There was an attack this morning at the camp by the militants, but the military has suppressed it at the moment,” Nwachukwu said, adding that the army was still assessing the situation.

Elsewhere, police told CNN that three people were killed and one wounded in election-related violence in Rivers state in the southeast.