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Election: Security agencies conduct show-of-force in Plateau

Less than 48 hours to the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, security agencies in Plateau State have conducted a show of force in the state.

Addressing the personnel before the exercise, Mr Aliyu Tafida, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of operations, said the exercise was aimed at ensuring peaceful elections in the state.

According to him, the show of force is not to intimate members of the public, but let the residents know of its readiness to provide adequate security during the polls.

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“This show of force is to let residents of Plateau state know that we are ready to secure lives and property as well as ensure the peaceful conduct of the polls.

“We are not going to intimidate anyone, but to further build public confidence on the security agencies working in the state,” he said.

The DCP warned the security personnel against the use of firearms during the exercise and advised them to be civil during the show.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise took the security agents to various points within Jos and Bukuru metropolises. (NAN)