Nigeria’s election commission says robbers stole voting equipment after it arrived at the international airport in Lagos.
A spokesman for the Independent National Election Commission says the thieves stole data machines to register voters, laptops and cameras.
By Thursday afternoon, the commission said it had recovered 16 of the 20 stolen data machines.
It said there are adequate safety features on the machines to ensure they cannot be used to compromise the electoral process.
An investigation into the theft is under way.
Nigeria will hold elections for president, parliament and state-level races in April.
International election observers at the last polls in 2007 say the voting was deeply flawed. voa