FG Deploys Troops, DSS, Others To Guard INEC Offices Nationwide

FG Deploys Troops, DSS, Others To Guard INEC Offices Nationwide

The Federal Government has deployed soldiers, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), and Civil Defence Corps officers to guard offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nationwide.

Naija News reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, made this known during a meeting with the chairmen of political parties at the Force headquarters in Abuja, on Thursday.

The Police boss also stated that police officers and personnel of the Federal Fire Service have been sent to protect INEC assets across the country.

Baba asserted that the deployment was as a result of the attacks on the Ogun and Osun State offices of the electoral agency last week and a series of political violence in Borno, Kaduna, and Zamfara states.

He said security agencies have been directed to enhance intelligence gathering, sharing, and utilisation of the information to stem acts of political violence in the country.

Baba added that security operatives will take decisive lawful action against purveyors of hate speech, incitement to violence, mobilization of thugs, and other violations.

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