Voting begins in Maiduguri amidst calm 

Nokai Origin, Government House Maiduguri. 

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, North East Nigeria casts his vote at his Polling Unit in Kukawa

Voting has begun in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital as many of the residents troop out to vote in the Governortoial and state assembly elections.

Through the roads leading up to government House in Maiduguri, as early as 8am, the INEC officials had set up in some of the units before the voters started cueing up.

As at the Voice of Nigeria got to Polling Unit 002 in Government House, Maiduguri, about 8:30am, voting had begun and was going smoothly without any hitches.

The Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima cast his vote at 10.46am.

There were earlier reports of explosions heard at about 3 am Saturday Morning.

The General officer Commanding Division 7, Brigadier General Bulama Biu however confirmed to Voice of Nigeria that it was a series of long range shots fired to repel insurgents