DHQ warns merchants of violences during Kogi, Imo elections

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Gunmen planning to disguise in military wears to cause violence during Saturday’s off-cycle governorship elections in Kogi, Imo, and Bayelsa states have been warned of injurious consequences for their actions.
The warning was issued by the Defence Headquarters through the Director of Defence Media Operations, Major General Edward Buba saying the Nigerian military will not fold its arms and watch its image dragged into the mud during Saturday’s election.
He issued the warning while briefing journalists on military operations to counter threats of terrorists, bandits/kidnappers, oil theft perpetrators and other forms of insecurity across the country
“For the off-season elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi states this weekend, here is a message for you. The military is deployed in strength for the election to create a safe environment for voters to peacefully come out and cast their votes.
“However, we are aware of plans of some to disguise in military gear to orchestrate havoc and disrupt elections in some areas.
“Our message to such a group is that there will be injurious consequences for such an action. The military will not fold its arms and watch its image dragged to the mud,” he said

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