Operation Safe Conduct’ Launched in Kogi for Gubernatorial Election Security

The initiation of 'Operation Safe Conduct' in Kogi for the off-cycle gubernatorial election underscores the Nigerian Army's commitment to ensuring a secure environment. Major General Alabi, GOC of the 2 Division Nigerian Army, emphasized the importance of this operation, urging citizen cooperation and stressing the security forces' dedication to maintaining peace and security during the electoral process.

Ensuring Safe Elections: ‘Operation Safe Conduct’ Commences in Kogi State.

In a dedicated demonstration of preparedness and a firm commitment to fostering a safe environment for the upcoming off-cycle gubernatorial election in Kogi, the collective initiative known as ‘Operation Safe Conduct’ has been initiated with a resounding 'Show of Force.'

This strategic operation commenced at the headquarters of the 12 Brigade Nigerian Army Parade Ground Chari Maigumeri Barrack in Lokoja. Major General Bamidele Alabi, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 2 Division Nigerian Army, inaugurated the event yesterday.

During the launch, Major General Alabi highlighted the long-standing preparations and readiness of the Nigerian Army in supporting electoral processes within Nigeria, particularly in Kogi State. He stressed the significance of Operation Safe Conduct in upholding peace and security during the election period, ensuring a conducive environment for the people of Kogi to freely exercise their voting rights.

Emphasizing the importance of collaboration, the GOC urged citizens to assist security agencies by reporting any suspicious activities that might disrupt the peaceful conduct of the election on the scheduled Saturday in Kogi.

The commencement of Operation Safe Conduct in Kogi serves as a definitive statement of the security forces' full readiness and dedication to guaranteeing an election process free from violence and bias.

The GOC reassured the residents and voters that the collective force established by the security agencies will facilitate a secure atmosphere for the exercise of civic duties. Stressing the significance of the election, Major General Alabi highlighted the pivotal role the security agencies, with the support of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, will play in upholding democratic values and preserving peace in the state.

He further emphasized the call for citizens to turn out in large numbers to cast their votes while assuring that security agencies will take stringent action against anyone attempting to cause unrest or disrupt the electoral process.

This launch not only signifies a commitment to ensuring safety but also underlines the collaborative responsibility among the security forces, citizens, and electoral stakeholders to uphold the democratic principles in the forthcoming election in Kogi.

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