Elections Security: Nigerian Army releases hotlines for election monitoring, reporting

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja.

The Nigerian Army (NA) has launched hotlines in all the 36 states of Nigeria and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to enhance elections security with a view to safeguarding and strengthening Nigeria’s democracy.

The gesture is in pursuant of the NA constitutional mandate of providing support to civil authorities and safeguard the sanctity of Democracy in Nigeria,

The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Tuesday.

General Nwachukwu noted that the NA has launched the list of Hotlines to enable the public to monitor and report conduct of troops during the 2023 general election.

“The effort which is part of the NA gesture to support the lead agency for the conduct of free ,fair and peaceful elections will position the institution to professionally discharge its constitutional duties.” He stated.

The hotlines are listed according to states and FCT, they include ; Abia State–08031113129, Adamawa State–08022750987,
Akwa-Ibom State–07034470916 ,
Anambra State–07035891185,
Bauchi State–08128063675,
Bayelsa State–08033241005,
Benue State–08080754339,
Borno State–09099616160 , 08086987079,
Cross River–08037084192.

Also Delta State–07035070797,
Ebonyi State –08158274048,
Edo State –09066325953,. Ekiti State–08037851448 , Enugu State–09032102212,
Gombe State –07063908779 and 08082557782 ,
Imo State –07034907427,
Jigawa State–
07017791414, 08100144363 ,
Kaduna State –07031544227, 08028580978 and 08035242633,
Kano State –
08038432656, Kastina State –
Kebbi State–
Kogi State –
Kwara State –

Others are
Lagos State—
08034025825, 08023190487, 09024409000, and 08033709434,
Nassarawa State—
Niger State–
Ogun State –09116589494,
Ondo State –
Sound State–09019683922,
Oyo State–
Plateau State –08037116395, 07031260622,
Rivers State –08064274222,
Sokoto State –
07069084570, 07052693532, 08136913284 ,
Taraba State–
08136728969, 08060902363,
Yobe State –
08061397656, and
Zamfara State–

Accordingly, FCT also has the following hotlines..
09114913164 08186690471 08079153860 08034276240 08164304255 09159793968.

The statement enjoined the public to use the aforementioned phone numbers in their various states including Federal Capital Abuja for any misconduct by the NA personnel or report any security breach during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

Recall that the NA has earlier produced and circulated Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for Operation Safe Conduct to formations and Units which is aimed at guiding and ensuring that troops operate within the purview of international best practices.

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