The Independent  National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned that voters from 270 polling units displaced from their homes by bandits in Niger State might not be able to vote in the forthcoming general

INEC said available information has it that 14 out of the 25 local
government areas of the state have been taken over by bandits and
residents are presently scattered in different IDP Camps across the state.
Most affected local government areas are Shiroro, Munya, Mariga and

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Niger State, Prof Sam Egwu,
made this known during a stakeholders meeting with Political Parties,
Security Agents and other Political stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, Monday Kuryas said
though the state has been experiencing a lot of security challenges in the
past months, security agencies had recently recorded sucesss in the fight
against banditry and criminality in the state.

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