Avoid sensitive areas, police warn election observers


Lagos State Police Command has advised election observers to avoid sensitive areas during the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections on Saturday.

Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of operations, Oludotun Odubona gave the security alert when the Economic Community of West African States Election Observation Mission assigned to the South-west zone paid a courtesy and working visit to the command.

The purpose of the visit was to introduce the observers to the command and to receive some security tips.


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According to Odubona, the March 18 elections would be keenly contested, but security agencies are on ground to ensure violence free elections.

He remarked “The stakes are very high in the Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections and will be keenly contested and to ensure that the elections are hitch-free, the police has identified sensitive areas and conflict zones.

“Necessary steps are being taken.”

Odubona assured that police escort would be provided to the team of observers.

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