Navy to collaborate with police, others on peaceful elections

Navy to collaborate with Police and other agencies for peaceful elections

The Nigerian Navy intends to collaborate with other security and safety agencies in the country to guarantee a peaceful and successful electoral process this year.

Objectives of Collaboration

The objectives of the collaboration include:

  • Ensuring safe access of citizens to voting centers
  • Enforcement of existing laws to tackle electoral offences
  • Reduction of violence and other criminal activities

Positive Impacts

The collaboration of Armed forces with civil agencies can have positive impacts on the process of elections by providing:

  • Reduction of fear amongst citizens
  • Facilitate safe voting environment
  • Eliminate political corruption
  • Monitor political and electoral activities

Navy's Help

An increase in Navy’s involvement will go a long way in curbing electoral crimes. The Navy will be able to provide professional and experienced personnel to the electoral teams to help ensure peaceful and fair election. The Navy has the resources and capability to maintain strict security in various coastal areas, and the deployment of forces will help to maintain stability in these areas.

By collaborating with the police and other security agencies as well as civil society organisations, the Navy will be able to ensure a peaceful and peaceful election. These collaborations will not only improve the security situation in Nigeria, but it will also help to reduce electoral offences and create a better atmosphere for democracy.
Nigeria’s navy forces on Wednesday announced that they would be collaborating with other security organizations such as the police force and other agencies to ensure peaceful elections in the country.

It is no secret that recent elections in Nigeria have often been characterized by violence, with the most recent being the 2015 general elections. In the build up to the 2019 general election, the navy forces have taken proactive steps to ensure that that these unfortunate incidents do not repeat themselves.

Navy Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Navy, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, stated that the aim of this collaborative effort is to ensure that the elections are free, fair and transparent. He elaborated that the navy forces would work closely with police and other key agencies to ensure that there are no threats to the peace of the nation on the day of the election.

The Vice Admiral also commented on the importance of community education, in order to convince the people of Nigeria that the elections are a necessity to the stability of the country. When the people are adequately informed, he said, they will be less prone to carrying out any violent acts in relation to the election process.

Overall, the navy is working with all willing organizations in order to make sure Nigeria can take an additional step towards building a secure and democratic society. By coming together with other security forces, Nigeria will be able to ensure that their elections are carried out in a peaceful manner, and the people will be able to make their voices heard.