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IMO, KOGI, BAYELSA POLLS: NSA Assures Residents Of Security.

National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu.

The National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, has assured residents of Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states of their security during today's voting exercise.

He warned political actors against any act of violence, stressing that there would be severe consequences for anyone found trying to disrupt the election.

A statement on Friday by the Head, Strategic Communication, Office of the NSA, Zakari Mijinyawa, quoted Ribadu as saying a monitoring system had been established with monitors deployed in the field to collect evidence of violence and irregularities.

The statement noted, “The National Security Adviser assures residents of Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo states of security preparedness during the elections. He warns against violence by political actors and charges security agencies to adhere to professional code of ethics during the exercise.

“The NSA vows that there will be severe consequences for anyone who is found to have disrupted the conduct of elections or abused his authority. The NSA, who is the Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security, charged all security, intelligence, and law enforcement officers deployed for election security duties to conduct themselves creditably.”

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