Military uncovers plan to make use of armed thugs throughout elections in Niger Delta – The Punch

The Sixth Division of Nigerian Military on Tuesday mentioned it had uncovered a plot to make use of armed thugs in faux army uniforms to trigger confusion in Saturday’s rescheduled polls.

The military mentioned efforts have been underway to trace the supply of the weapons being reportedly stockpiled to disrupt peaceable conduct of the elections.

In line with a press release issued by the spokesman for the Sixth Division, Col. Aminu Ilyasu, the military would deal decisively with thugs inside its space of operation within the Niger Delta area.

“Credible intelligence obtainable to Headquarters 6 Division Nigerian Military has uncovered an unholy plan by some political actors inside its Space Of Accountability.

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“The plot is to to arm and sponsor miscreants along with utilizing military-like fatigue gown for deception to trigger pandemonium at polling stations for his or her political achieve.

“Covert efforts are on-going to trace the supply of the weapons and the brokers concerned along side sister safety companies.

“Authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Military want to unequivocally state that anybody discovered to be disrupting the electoral course of below any guise will probably be decisively handled in accordance with the legal guidelines regardless of how extremely positioned she or he is.

“To this finish, the Normal Officer Commanding 6 Division and Land Element Commander (LCC) JTF Maj Gen Jamil Sarham needs to reassure the great folks of Niger Delta of offering enough safety for the polls.

“That is along side different safety companies earlier than, throughout and after the 2019 Normal Elections,” he mentioned.

The division applauded the folks of the Niger Delta for his or her cooperation and help up to now, notably within the space of offering well timed and actionable info and urge them to do extra.



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