Buhari tasks security agencies on Anambra Election

By Ane Ibeh, October 21, 2021

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the police and other security agencies to ensure that the November 6 Anambra State Governorship Election is peaceful and devoid of any form of violence.

Minister of Police Affairs Muhammed Dingyadi disclosed this to State House correspondents on Thursday, October 21, at the end of the National Security Council meeting chaired by the President at Aso Rock.

Dingyadi stated that the security operatives will be deployed not to intimidate the electorate but to give them the necessary confidence to come out and vote particularly amidst threats by secessionist groups.

The Minister also added that the Federal Executive Council received reports of improved security situation in the North Western part of the country.

He added that President Buhari had directed the security operatives to put in place more efforts in tackling all forms of banditry and criminality in all parts of the country.


The National Security Adviser Babagana Munguno said the meeting centered on a review of recent security developments across the country.

Among those at the meeting are the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Minister of Défence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd); Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim.

The meeting was also attended by all the security and Intelligence cheifs.


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