FG Commends Security Agencies For Their Professionalism During The Presidential And National Assembly Elections

  • Assures Nigerians of peaceful Governorship and State Assembly elections.

The Honourable Minister of Interior, Lt General (Rtd), Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau has commended Nigerian Security Agencies and the Electorate on the peaceful conduct of the February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections.

General Dambazau who made the commendation today in his office in Abuja, thanked security agencies for their professionalism and conduct before, during and after the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Minister also applauded Nigerians for coming out enmass to exercise their civic responsibility, the outcome of which had been adjudged free, fair and credible.

Although the 23rd February 2019 Elections were overwhelmingly peaceful, General Dambazau however, condemned reported cases of violence in few areas and further condoles with families of those who lost their loved ones in such circumstances. Adding that Government has avowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.

He therefore, directed that security agencies should redouble their efforts, to ensure the safety of lives and property during the 9th March 2019 elections.

The Minister re-emphasized Government’s resolve to deal with any person, or group of persons in possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons, or engaging in electoral violence/thuggery and other acts of threats to internal security, in accordance with the laws.

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