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Nigerian Governors: Boost Troop Presence Ahead of Elections

Facing an increasingly violent Islamist insurgency, governors from three states in northeast Nigeria asked President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday to deploy extra troops to secure their regions before next month's presidential election. With less than six weeks to go before the election, officials are concerned the northeast may be so destabilized by Boko Haram militants that millions of people will be prevented from voting in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, the worst affected of...

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