2019 ELECTIONS: NIGERIAN ARMY TO MONITOR ELECTIONS NATIONWIDE THROUGH DIGITAL CAMERAS.

2019 ELECTIONS: NIGERIAN ARMY TO MONITOR ELECTIONS NATIONWIDE THROUGH DIGITAL CAMERAS.

 

Chinwe Ugele.

With less than 48 hours to the presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria, the Nigerian army says it has put in place measures to forestall any breach of peace in all parts of the country.

The NA has consequently launched what it calls “Elections Monitoring and security situation room”.

The launch was done on Wednesday the 13th of February by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the NA Cyber Warfare Command at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Chief of Staff explained at the occasion that the essence of such a facility is to safeguard and strengthen Nigeria’s democracy, and to be able to respond adequately to situations should they arise.

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“The security situation monitoring solution acquired by the NA for this purpose has been designed to avail a clear security situation during the electioneering period,” he said.

For better services, the Nigerian Army has also provided some telephone lines for the public to report to in times of crises.
The public is enjoined to utilize the numbers to either send text messages, MMS, or WhatsApp using these dedicated phone lines;
07017222225, 09060005290, 08099900131 and 08077444303.

According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, the public could also use the NA call centre short code of 193 from any network provider to reach them.

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He said digital cameras have been effectively mounted in all the states to monitor the elections and would provide unfettered opportunity to civil populace to send reports of security interest in their localities including any case of wrong doing or unprofessional conduct on the part of troops deployed to secure and safeguard the electoral process.

Chinwe Ugele

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