Nigeria2015: Nigerian security agencies promise to remain neutral

Nigerian Police

Security agencies in Nigeria have promised to remain nonpartisan in carrying out their duties in the forthcoming general elections.

This was made known in a communiqué by the Forum for the Spokespersons of the Security and Response Agencies, FOSSRA.

The Forum has as representatives, spokespersons from the Defence Headquarters, Army, Airforce, Navy, Police, Department of State Services, DSS, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS.

Others include: Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Nigeria Prison Service, NPS, Federal Fire Service, FFS, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC and National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

The forum pledged to support and work with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to ensure a free, credible and non-violent election. It also urged Nigerians to always strive toward the promotion of peaceful co-existence and tolerance.

Members of the forum agreed to ensure that press statements and official pronouncements of individual members as well as their organisations remain professional.

They stressed the need for efficient and effective inter-agency collaboration while resolving that blackmail or intimidation will not deter any of the agencies from carrying out its statutory duties.

Reassuring Nigerians of their readiness to ensure safety of lives and property all through the election period, the encouraged security consciousness among the citizens at all times.

It also advised media practitioners against undue sensationalism and unprofessionalism and the need for media executives – editors and publishers – to ensure fairness, balance and objectivity on their platforms.

The forum called on all politicians to avoid making reckless statements and inciting comments. It enjoined religious and community leaders to sensitize their followers on the need to shun acts of violence and thuggery.

The forum pointed out that all security agencies are currently undergoing training, monitoring and mobilizing required logistics to guarantee a peaceful and successful general election.


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  • Ola Onanugaola

    I will never believe these people, they are already the armed unit of the PDP.

    DSS Ogar: PDP spokeperson

    AIG Mbu: PDP Director of destruction and thuggery

    Brigadier General Olajide Laleye: , PDP Director of Public Relations and misinformation

    Naija dey make me laugh 0000

    • amazing2012

      You have said it all, thank you !!

  • Sword of Damocles

    All of them need to SHUT IT. Where were they while President “Ph.D” was sending NPF to invade the NASS? where were they when Ita Epeyong/marilyn Okar of DSS were violating the Constitutional rights of the APC(the incoming government) by invading their Data center & making “bushgoat” accusations of hacking? They think everything is static. You will all acount for your stewardship. Remember the Nurenburg Trials after WWII established that claiming that one was “following orders from a superior” is not a valid legal defense from war crimes.

    • amazing2012

      I wanted to comment but you have save me, thank you !

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks, bruv.

      Once upon a time…Nigerians would have believed them.

      Not anymore!

    • tundemash

      You believe these boys’ scout agencies at you r peril !

      INEC just disgraced the whore, Maryln Ogar today saying no one can hack into their offline database contrary to what PDP spokeswoman, Maryln Ogar excitedly told the e-rats ………

  • Dankasa

    Handwriting on the wall, men! Change has come ooO! people beginning to sit-up, Nigerians are wonderful people ooO! Corruption and impunity start to disappear in Nija ooO!

  • Remi

    We shall remember that when Buhari takes over.

  • Guguru

    If you believe these guys then I have a property to sell you on Mars.

  • AAK

    As long as this forum constitutes DSS’s Marylin Ogar, then all what they have said is pure nonsense. Nigerians are no longer fools. DSS and most of the said agencies are the armed and enforcement units of the PDPigs.

    • Tayelolu

      DSS’s Marylin Ogar is one President Jonathan’s Campaign officers. How can she be neutral?

  • Edward

    We know that Police AIG Mba is posted to Lagos by President Jonathan to help him rig. But this is Lagos. Police AIG Mba

    should know that he must NOT try any Patience Jonathan and any Jonathan and any PDP nonsense in Lagos. I repeat this is Lagos. Mba DO NOT TRY any nonsense in Lagos. We are on ground. This is Lagos. Stay neutral and try to be professional as a police AIG. We will respond peacefully , democratically BUT MASSIVELY if you try any nonsense in lagos trying to rig the election-Okay?

  • Lemmuel Odjay

    I say a big AMEN to this. I am posting this article to my eSecurity file for posterity.

  • Kitunde

    Joke of the century….But, the day Nigerian security agencies become non-partisan will be the rebirth of our nation.If, all the while they had been neutral,Nigeria,possibly,may not have been this messed up.

  • Abu…

    FOSSRA neutrality is essential to the success of the general election. Nigeria is watching.

  • Aliu…

    FOSSRA promises to remain neutral in the incoming general election.Hope there are procedures to sanction erring members.

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  • Femi

    May God give the FOSSRA the strenght and wisdom to carry out its noble course…