17 July 2017

Nigeria: LG Polls - Trouble Makers Should Stay Away From Badagary - Navy

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.

Nigeria

Govt Licenses 10 More Modular Refineries

As part of efforts to expand the nation's refining capacity, the federal government has licensed 10 more modular… Read more »

Copyright © 2017 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.