The Nigerian government has reassured Nigerians of adequate security for all persons, including electoral officers during the general elections to ensure the conduct of peaceful elections.
Addressing politicians on Sunday in Abuja at a forum organised by the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, (ALGON), the Minister of Special Duties, Mr Saminu Turaki, urged Nigerians to troop out en masse and exercise their civic right by electing leaders of their choice without fear or favour.
The Minister’s call is coming six days to the general elections that will begin on March 28.
Also speaking at the occasion, the National Chairman of ALGON, Mr Micah Jiba, expressed optimism that the general elections would be devoid of violence across the country.
Ahead of the elections candidates of different political parties had signed peace accord at different times, committing to a violence-free election.
The focus is to ensure that the post-election violence experienced in some northern states will not recur before, during and after the elections.
Earlier on Sunday in Kaduna, the One Division of Nigerian Army and other security agencies held a ‘show of force’, as a sign of their readiness for Saturday’s Presidential election.
The security personnel comprising Policemen, Army, Navy, Air Force and other paramilitary agents patrolled major roads and streets in the state capital with patrol vans and Armoured Personnel Carriers to demonstrate their combat readiness ahead of the elections.