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Army uncovers plans by politicians to attack polling centres​ in Niger Delta states

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The Nigerian Army says it uncovered plans by politicians to arm thugs to attack polling centers in Niger-Delta States during the Elections.

Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the spokesman of 6 Division, gave a statement on Tuesday and said that they had revealed an unholy plan allegedly by political actors in the Niger Delta.

The army did not disclose the name of the political actors.

The Colonel said that thugs believed to be working for some politicians had been armed to the teeth and even had fake military uniforms to disrupt the Feb. 23 and March 9 elections in some areas.

Iliyasu in the statement, however, said that a covert operation with security agencies had already been launched to track the thugs and as well locate the source of their weapons.

“Such individuals will be dealt with in accordance with the laws no matter how highly placed he or she may be. The General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, wishes to reassure the people of Niger Delta of adequate security in conjunction with other security agencies before, during and after the elections,” he stated.

Source: Premium Times



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