How Army will be involved in Rivers by-election – Spokesperson
The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Aminu Iliyasu, a colonel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.
According to Mr Iliyasu, soldiers will be stationed at strategic points and will not be involved in the election process unless called upon.
“We are not directly involved in the election and no soldier is going to be deployed in any election duty.
“It is only the police and Department of State Security that has the constitutional responsibility to provide security in the election.
“However, we are always on alert whenever there is election. We will only be on standby in case our service is needed.”
Mr Iliyasu said that soldiers had been banned from going into polling centres and escorting polling materials to the centres.