Lagos — Trouble makers have been asked to stay away from Badagry division during the forthcoming local government election in their own interest.
The Nigerian Navy which gave the warning also assured residents of its commitment to secure the country's territorial waters as well as lives and property of the people.
The Commanding Officer, Forward Operating Base, Capt. Olushina Ojebode gave the pledge after a 7km route march by the Navy and other security agencies held in the border town of Badagry, Lagos State.
The other security agencies that participated in the route march include the Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Ojebode explained that the essence of the exercise was to enhance operational capabilities of its personnel and those of other sister agencies in the route march.
He said, "I believe we will be able to perform our constitutional mandates better. Also, one of the reasons for this exercise is to also assure the populace that they are safe and secure before, during and after the upcoming local government election."
According to him, the exercise was also to strengthen existing cordial relationship between all the security agencies.
He said that the idea was to engender cooperation among the security agencies in the discharge of their responsibilities to enable everyone work together effectively.
"We want to let everyone know we are always ready and so, if need be to support other sister agencies in the election, then we will," he added.
Ojebode, however, warned anyone or group who may wish to disrupt the elections to have a rethink as adequate security arrangements had been made to prevent breakdown of law and order.