Boko Haram sect to attack polling units during February 14 general election.

February 6, 2015 1:40 am

The Federal Government has raised alarm over plans by the Boko
Haram sect to attack polling units during this month’s general election.
It said the sect has perfected plans to collect, buy or steal the
Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) of female voters, give them to female
suicide bombers to pave way for them to carry out their deadly
activities during the elections.

The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr. Mike Omeri, stated this
while briefing journalists alongside security officers at the centre in
Abuja. He urged Nigerians, especially female voters to be mindful of
their PVCs to ensure that they don’t get into the hands of bad elements.

“By this information, therefore, Nigerians, especially female voters,
are warned to remain vigilant and also jealously guard and preserve
their PVCs to avoid the possibility of their being lost to these bad
elements who will put them to untoward uses,” he said.

Speaking on the 7,500 African Union-backed multinational force, Omeri
said the force is composed of troops from countries in the Lake Chad
Basin Commission areas.

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