Nigerian Navy deployed in waterways

Aim to ensure safe elections.

Navy to deploy troops on waterways, coastal areas to check violence

Written by Ann Godwin

THE Nigerian Navy has said it would deploy troops on waterways and to coastal communities to subvert any form of ballot box snatching and violence during and after the elections.

The new Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, said in Port Harcourt that the deployment would be at the request of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Babalola said the Navy was willing to provide security for INEC officers, election materials and voters, but would do so within “the dictates of standard operating procedures guarding military operations.”

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