Security will be tightened across the country, with increased deployment of personnel in potentially volatile states, ahead of the March 9th governorship and state Houses of Assembly polls.

This was part of the decisions taken at a closed-door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Service Chiefs in Abuja.

The security chiefs at the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar among others.

The meeting resolved that security agencies should do all within their means to ensure peaceful elections by stopping persons planning to cause mayhem.

The acting Inspector General of Police Adamu, who spoke with State House correspondents after the meeting, said some states in the Niger Delta Region would be watched, while additional personnel would be deployed there.