The 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Uyo in Akwa Ibom has embarked on a joint show of force parade.

Speaking to newsmen in Uyo on Saturday during the exercise, the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations Officer Major Bashir Jajira, said the exercise was in conjunction with other sister security agencies in the state.

Jajira said that the command would deal decisively with anyone involved in political thuggery, ballot box snatching, arson and other electoral offences.

He explained that the exercise was aimed at instilling confidence in the electorate to come out en masse and vote for candidates of their choice during the Governorship and House of Assembly elections on March 9.

The parade was made up of troops from the 2 Brigade Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Nigeria Civil Defence and Security Corps.