The Nigerian armed forces are on red alert to foil any possible violence that may erupt after the February 23, presidential and National Assembly elections across the country.

Also on standby are the police, Department of State Security and the various security and para-military agencies in the country.

It was gathered that the service chiefs and the Inspector General of Police have been directed to remain in their respective headquarters throughout the election period to monitor the security situations in the country with a bid to deploying at very short notice.

To this end, most military personnel would be wearing the duty dress camouflage, throughout this period.

Military authorities and indeed the security agencies were beginning to express worries over intelligence report of a possible breakdown of law and order in some states of the country, which have been labeled as “hot zones.