Delta Raises Alarm Over Alleged Security Breach


Delta State Government on Friday alleged that certain individuals were planning to disrupt Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, raised the alarm on Friday at a press briefing in Asaba.

According to him, the strong intelligent information revealed that certain actors in the state had procured military uniforms and are planning to deploy the people in disguise to disrupt the elections.

“As a government, we have the responsibility to take steps to protect our people as they proceed to the ballot to cast their votes.

“We have it on a strong intelligence that certain persons have procured military uniforms to clothe some persons, who will parade themselves as security personnel on the election day.


“This is with a view to undermine the electioneering process on Saturday.

“We are using this opportunity to inform the military, the Nigeria Police, the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps and other paramilitary agencies not to allow their officers to be used by these persons.

“They should look out for those individuals who are not one of the  security agents that may have volunteered themselves for use.”

He noted that elections were a democratic process and a contest between people, adding that the best way to have free and fair elections was for the voters to freely exercise their fancies in favour of their choice candidates without intimidation.

Aniagwu urged the security agencies to up their games to provide security for the voters during the elections and after. nan.