Ahead of the February 14 and 28 general elections, the Department of State Security (DSS), has called on Nigerians residing in locations outside their states of origin not to relocate to their home states in anticipation of violence.
In a statement last night by its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS assured the citizenry of their safety in any part of the country before, during and after the elections.
The statement said: “It has come to the knowledge of security agencies that people are relocating to their states of origin in anticipation of violence during the forthcoming general elections in the country.
“We wish to reassure the public of their safety wherever they reside as adequate security is assured for all before, during and after the elections.
“We want to also seize this opportunity to caution those who spread falsehood or rumours of violence to desist from such acts. Those who intend to foment trouble are hereby warned that there will be no hiding place, as the long arm of the law will fish them out”.