Thursday, 6 July 2017
Osun West bye-election: Provide adequate security,CSOs tells Buhari, security operatives
A statement issued by the CSCEOS’ Directorate of Media and Strategy and signed by its chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, the copies were made available to newsmen on Thursday, alleged that some gullible politicians in the State had stock piled arms and ammunition with their political thugs to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the bye-election in the various units where they perceived electoral defeat.
The statement urged Mr. President as Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces to deploy men of Nigeria Army and the anti-riot policemen to monitor the bye-election across the polling units of the affected ten (10) local government areas of the State, advising that the four military men, two anti-riot policemen, two general policemen, two men of Civil Defence, two men of Directorate of State Service (DSS) and one other paramilitary officers were to be deployed to monitor the conduct of the election in those areas.
It listed the security threat areas as Iwo, Ikire, Apomu, Orile-Owu and its environ where the political thugs have been arranged by the power that be in the State to unleash terror on the suspected voters who did not believe in their political ideology, urging the security agents to be alive to their duty before, during and after the bye-election in the State.
It therefore advised the authority of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to send the men of Mopol 25 to 35 of the Mobile Force and anti-terrorist Mopols from Oduduwa crescent,G.R.A.,Lagos to be among those to be sent to the state for policing the poling units during the forthcoming bye-election.