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    Saturday, 3 December 2016

    Thump-up for security agents on Ifako-Ijaiye bye-election

    Security agents did a good job in checkmating violence, bloodbath and ballot box snatching during the Saturday, December 3, bye-election in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area of Lagos, south-west Nigeria.

    Vicnuel, who monitored the election around the local government, however observed that motorists and people saw hell as most routes around the LGA and its environs were blocked for hours on end, due to traffic and hold-up.

    If you ever passed through Pen Cinema between 12 midnight and 4.pm on that election Saturday, you will get to see the number of security agents on ground.
    The police, soldiers, SSS and NSCDC operatives as well as other security agents were fully armed, but friendly.

    Observation showed that fully armed soldiers from OP MESA took over parts of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, especially from Iyana-Ipaja bus-stop all the way through to toll gate.

    The police, NSCDC and SSS operatives were also on ground in the combined efforts to keep security in checks during the election.

    Condoning off the expressway and major routes by security agents resulted in hold-ups around Agege, Ikeja, Pen Cinema, Iju, Abule-Egba, Oko-Oba, Ogba, Ijaiye, Alagbado, Ojodu-Berger and Alakuko, etc.

    Meanwhile, Lagos police commissioner Fatai Owoseni, says he is satisfied with the security situation in the areas he has so far visited in the Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency.

    Voters in the area are casting their ballots in a by-election to pick their representative in the House of Representatives following the death of Mr Elijah Adewale, who formerly represented them. Adewale died in Abuja on July 20. 

    Owoseni disclosed that having visited 90 per cent of the election area, he was happy that all was calm.

    The commissioner, who spoke a few minutes before 1.00p.m, said that everything was going on well.

    The police had deployed thousands of its men to ensure security during the election.

    They are being supported by security officers drawn from the military, Civil Defence Corps and the Directorate of State Security (DSS)

    The police commissioner had announced a restriction of movement in the constituency between 12 midnight on Friday and the period of election.

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