Insecurity May Disrupt 2019 Polls, Cecurity Chiefs Warn

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Top security chiefs have warned that insecurity around the country should be brought down because it is capable of threatening the 2019 general elections, it was learnt yesterday.

It was learnt that key officials of government in charge of security told stakeholders at the summit that if the spate of insecurity is not checked, there could be threats to 2019 general elections.

They were said to have cautioned that stringent and decisive measures should be taken to address the situation in the interest of the country, the Nation reports.

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The security chiefs briefed senators and other stakeholders behind closed doors at the Nigeria Air Force Conference Centre venue of the Summit.

“The Security chiefs did not mince words in saying it as it is. They told us that they are ready to do all that is needed to keep the nation secured. They told us that they also needed the lawmakers to do whatever was within their powers to support the agencies. As elections get close they are expected to have neutralise the threats,” a source said.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had at the opening session of the summit called for the adoption of state police as a measure to end the spate of violence in the country.His submission was supported on Monday when the Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Abdul Aziz Yari of Zamfara State said that the governors have also adopted state police.

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