2019 Elections: Security Agencies Must Work As One, UN Insist
R-L: NSCDC Commandant-General, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, and UN envoy, Muhammad Ibn Chambas, at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja | Image courtesy ChannelsTV

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Muhammad Ibn Chambas, has called on all security agencies to work together as one in Nigeria’s 2019 elections.

He made the call during a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, the country’s capital.

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The UN SGN for West Africa admonished the security agencies to cooperate and form a united force that would prevent anyone from truncating the electoral process.

Chambas stressed that a successive election is dependent on a conducive environment where all voters can participate in the process without fear and intimidation.

According to the public relations officer of NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh, the UN envoy commended the level of security preparations for the elections by the relevant agencies, including the corps.

The Commandant-General of NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu, thanked Chambas for his visit.

He also told the envoy that the corps was strategically positioned for the elections, adding that they would remain apolitical throughout the process.