More security men for Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, A-Ibom

Barely three days to the Governorship and State Assembly elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, met behind closed-doors with the service chiefs and  heads of other security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with a directive that more security agents be deployed to Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Akwa Ibom states.

Recall that several persons were killed in four South-South states during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly polls.

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, said the security agencies were ready to ensure adequate security before, during, and after the elections.

He also said the security agencies resolved to deal ruthlessly with anyone that would attempt to disrupt a peaceful and credible election, adding that more security personnel had been deployed to Bayelsa State and other states in the Niger Delta. The IGP advised the public to go out and vote for candidates of their choice, assuring that security had been enhanced.

Service Chiefs at the meeting were Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonishakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ekwe-Ibas, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar. Also present at the meeting were National Security Adviser, Major Gen. Babagana Monguno, Director General of National Intelligence Agency, the Director General, Department of State Services and Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazzau and the Minister of Defence, Brigadier Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali were also in attendance.

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