The Chief of Army Staff, Luitenant-General Tukur Buratai, has inaugurated the ‘`Nigerian Army Situation Room for the 2019 General Elections’ Security Monitoring.’’
Speaking after inaugurating the “situation room”, Buratai said they will respond immediately or in three to five minutes.
He said that time response will be possible because not only because of troops deployment for the exercise, but the fact that army has units and formations across the country.
He gave the assurance that the army would work closely with the Police, Department of State Services,Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and other stakeholders in providing security for the elections.
Buratai said that because some of the past elections were characterised by violence, the army saw the need to devise new strategies of stemming such ugly incidents and even completely eliminate them.
Earlier, he said the situation room had been “reconfigured for real time monitoring of events during elections.