From Okwe Obi, Abuja
A civil society organisation, Socio-Economic Analysis Group (SEAG), has claimed that ongoing military operations across the country has eliminated fears of a violent-prone poll.
SEAG Convener, Olatunde Morayo, and Co-coveners, Hajara Abubakar and Obidi Ifuko, in a statement, yesterday, said the military had significantly reduced the capacity of insurgents to undermine the conduct of the elections.
Morayo said SEAG’s assertion stemmed from a recent study conducted after a promise made by the Chief of Defence Staff, Leo Irabor, that the Armed Forces would work with the other security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the plebiscite.
“Though some skeptics wanted to raise dust where there is none, our study reveal that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is fully prepared for the elections. A critical study of the security situation reveal that we are winning the war in all the troubled spots. Using kinetic and non-kinetic approach, normalcy is gradually returning. Though, there are still traces of security challenges, but we say the capacity of the military to deal with them is not in doubt,” he said.