Few days to the general elections, the Department of State Security (DSS) has alerted Nigerians on the latest antics of certain unscrupulous elements planning to unleash mayhem on innocent electorates, warning the citizenry to be wary of persons in loose or bulky midriff clothings.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS urged Nigerians to remain vigilant in crowded environments before, during and after the elections and abide by all stipulated guidelines put in place to ensure peaceful conduct.
According to Ogar, “the general elections are scheduled to commence on March 28, 2015. Accordingly, we wish to advise all registered voters to go out and exercise their civil responsibilities as their security is guaranteed.
“It is imperative to remind all eligible voters to be law-abiding and security-conscious while exercising their franchise. Equally, they should remain vigilant in crowded environments before, during and after the elections and abide by all stipulated guidelines put in place to ensure peaceful conduct.
“Voters are advised to be wary of persons in loose or bulky midriff clothings, which are inappropriate for the weather, look out for unattended bags, luggage, dustbins, strange containers and other suspicious items. Similarly, all vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles and bicycles must be parked far away from the polling stations.
“All forms of trading should be discouraged, suspicious persons, activities and movements should be promptly reported to security agents. The task of nation-building is our collective responsibility, therefore, let us all play our pars and shun violence. Once again, we restate our commitment to ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for all Nigerians to contribute towards strengthening our democracy,’ she noted.