A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - As the All Progressives Congress
(APC) holds its electioneering rally at the Mushin area of Lagos metropolis,
the Lagos State Police Command on Monday mounted heavy security at the
To ensure a
peaceful atmosphere, the police cordoned off the Abeokuta expressway at the
Cappa and Olorunsogo ends.
The development ensured that vehicles did not come into
Mushin from the Oshodi end of the road, a development that created gridlock as
traffic was diverted to alternative routes.
NAN also noticed the presence of armed policemen who were
combat-ready to avert any violence from miscreants that could disrupt the
There was the Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) with their
Armoured vehicles at rally venue.
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The situation kept the so called "Area Boys’’ in check as
they were seen falling in line with instructions by the policemen on how to go
about at the rally.
Speaking with NAN, the Police Public Relations Officer
(PPRO), DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said the police had always been prepared to nip
violence in the bud.
"We are prepared like we used to be at every other rally,
our men are on ground and we have lectured them on what to do.
"Security is not one man's business, so, we are ready for anyone that wants to
disrupt the rally,’’ Nwosu said.
He added that when people conduct themselves well, they also
help the security situation.
The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola and the APC
Gubernatorial candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, were seen distributing APC
crested T shirts to the crowd.