- Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu has urged Nigerians to go out and vote without fear during the Saturday, February 23, polls
- IGP Adamu said that the police force has done its part to boost security throughout the country ahead of the elections
- Adamu also warned voters to stay away from crimes related to elections, especially ballot box snatching
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu Tuesday, February 19, urged Nigerian electorate to put their fears aside and vote during the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 23, Channels TV reports.
Speaking in Abuja, IGP Adamu said: "Following the postponement of the election earlier scheduled for February 16, and a subsequent review of the security situation, it became necessary for the Force to boost security in the nation."
Moreover, the police boss warned voters to stay away from ballot box snatching and other crimes, especially during the polls.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army on Monday, February 18, said it would obey President Muhammadu Buhari's controversial order to deal ruthlessly with anyone attempting to snatch election ballot boxes and disrupt the 2019 poll.
President Buhari's order caused a stir among the masses Monday evening with several accusing the president of encouraging extrajudicial killings by the Army.
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However, the Nigerian Army, while reacting to the president's controversial statement, said it will do exactly as ordered by President Buhari.
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