BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Security Operatives in Rivers State have given assurance of adequate security to guarantee peaceful environment in the forthcoming election in the state.
Speaking during a joint show of force of security agencies in the state at Six Division Garrison Nigerian Army Port Harcourt, the Commander Six Division Garrison Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Suleiman Tilawan warned any person or group of persons intending to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the election to drop the idea or face the consequences.
Brigadier General Tilawan who charged the officers to remain apolitical, reminded them of the need to collaborate to achieve the needed result.
He emphasized the importance of observing the code of conduct and rules of engagement for security operatives with regards to the election.
The Six Division Garrison Commander while calling on the residents of the state to come out en masse to exercise their franchise without fear of molestation or intimidation encouraged the electorate and major stakeholders to play by the rules.
According to the Army General, the security agencies have been equipped with logistics to reach every nook and cranny of the state, including the water ways.
Security agencies involved in the show of force which entailed motorcade of security vehicles in parts of Rivers State are, Nigerian Army, Air Force, Navy, DSS, police, Civil Defence among others.