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Niger by-election: CP assures of adequate security

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Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP, Shawulu Danmamman, has assured of adequate security to ensure a successful conduct of the State House of Assembly Re-run Election for Lavun Constituency scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, 2024.

The re-run will hold in 32 polling units.

The CP, in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said personnel and operational assets have been deployed to the area for a credible and peaceful conduct of the election.

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According to him, the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in the state has made adequate preparations for the election.

“Consequently, the IGP has ordered for the restriction of all forms of vehicular movement on roads, waterways and other forms of transportation from 12:00 am to 6:00 pm on election day in Lavun area where the election will be conducted, with the exception of those on essential services such as INEC officials, electoral observers, accredited media and observers, both foreign and domestic, ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters, etc, during the election.

“The Police has also ordered a ban on all security aides to VIPs and escorts from accompanying their principals and politicians to the polling booths and collation centers during the election.

“State-established and owned security outfits and organizations, quasi-security units, and privately owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management,” the CP said.

The Command noted that movement restrictions, including the ban on VIP aides, escorts and state security outfits, are crucial measures aimed at preventing any undue interference or intimidation during the electoral process.

The CP further emphasized that the restrictions are being implemented to safeguard the integrity of the elections and guarantee equal participation for all.


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