Chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission Attahiru Jega speaks in Abuja as Nigeria has postponed its presidential election on security grounds as the Boko Haram conflict intensifies. (Stringer, AFP)
Abuja - Ahead of general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the nation’s security agencies met on Tuesday to assess the level of security for the general elections, reports Punch.
Monday’s meeting was aimed at assessing the level of security attained that could make the polls to go ahead as rescheduled.
The meeting specifically assessed the security situations in the North-East in view of recent successes recorded by the military against the insurgents.
Majority of the security chiefs presented at the meeting canvassed for the deployment of the military for the elections in spite of widespread condemnation against it.
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