Elections: CLEEN launches security support centre

In an effort to ensure safety of citizens around the country ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Centre for Law Enforcement Education in Nigeria (CLEEN) has launched its election security support.

The Executive Director CLEEN Foundation Dr Benson Olugbuo who disclosed this said the Foundation conducted three security threat assessments regionally, and across the 36 states of the federation in April, December 2018, and January 2019 respectively mapping out the general electoral risk factors, adding that it also deployed well trained 1,620 election observers to monitor the conduct of security agents during the election across the 774 local governments.

Olugbuo made this disclosure to journalists recently in Abuja on the CLEEN Foundation level of preparedness in respect to election security management.

The Executive Director assured “all interested parties in the elections an exact and up to date analysis of security situation from pre-election to post-election.

Earlier the chairman CLEEN Foundation Prof Etanni Alemika lauded the security agencies for the improvement of security since 2003 till date in electoral activities, adding that without security no one would be confident to go out and partake in elections.

Also, the Executive Director Centre of Persons with Disabilities Mr David Obinna Anyele appraised CLEEN Foundation for their consistent advocacy towards  a credible, free and fair election, adding that his Association will collaborate with CLEEN in supporting INEC in building a strong electoral system.

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