INEC raises alarm on threats ahead of forthcoming polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that two hundred and forty-two polling units with over one thousand registered voters in ten Councils of Katsina State are under serious security threat.

The Commission’s Head of Department of Electoral Operations in the state, Husseni Jaafar, who revealed this at a stakeholders meeting in Katsina, said the polling units may be affected in the forthcoming general elections.

He said the Commission has directed all electoral officers of the affected councils to liaise with security agencies, traditional and religious leaders to propose a safer place that would enable INEC to relocate the affected voters so that they can cast their vote.

The recent security alert is not unsettling only Abuja residents, as over a dozen states have now been added to the ‘no travel zone’ following a renewed alert by the United Kingdom High Commission on Monday.