Army Uncovers Plan To Use Armed Thugs To Cause Problems During Elections In Niger Delta

Posted by E.L.E.X on February 20 2019 under News

The Sixth Division of Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had uncovered a plot to use armed thugs in fake military uniforms to cause confusion in Saturday’s rescheduled polls, NAN reports.

The army said efforts were underway to track the source of the weapons being reportedly stockpiled to disrupt peaceful conduct of the elections.

According to a statement issued by the spokesman for the Sixth Division, Col. Aminu Ilyasu, the army would deal decisively with thugs within its area of operation in the Niger Delta region.

“Credible intelligence available to Headquarters 6 Division Nigerian Army has uncovered an unholy plan by some political actors within its Area Of Responsibility.

“The plot is to arm and sponsor miscreants in addition to using military-like fatigue dress for deception to cause pandemonium at polling stations for their political gain.

“Covert efforts are on-going to track the source of the weapons and the agents involved in conjunction with sister security agencies.

“Authorities of 6 Division Nigerian Army wish to unequivocally state that anyone found to be disrupting the electoral process under any guise will be decisively dealt with in accordance with the laws no matter how highly placed he or she is.

“To this end, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division and Land Component Commander (LCC) JTF Maj Gen Jamil Sarham wishes to reassure the good people of Niger Delta of providing adequate security for the polls.

“This is in conjunction with other security agencies before, during and after the 2019 General Elections,” he said.

The division applauded the people of the Niger Delta for their cooperation and assistance so far, particularly in the area of providing timely and actionable information and urge them to do more.


Related Posts Pictures

Elderly Women Strip To Their Bras To Protest In Court Over Omoyele Sowore’s Continued Detention (Photo)

Related Posts Pictures

FBI arrests 40-year-old Kenneth Ninalowo for $1.5 million money laundering in Chicago

Related Posts Pictures

Breaking: South African government denies xenophobic attacks

Related Posts Pictures

Nigerian university workers to commence strike on Monday, August 19

Related Posts Pictures

“Youths Now Use Processed Urine To Get High” – NDLEA


nice [by ike]

Add Comment

All fields are required!

Contact Us Picture

Are you interested in Advert placement | Promoting your Music or Video | Other Enquiries? We are always available to get that done for you without breaking a sweat. Send us a mail @ | Call us @ 08132021949 | Message us via whatsapp @ 08132021949