Acting Inspector-General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said that no security personnel would be allowed to carry firearms at polling centres during the elections.
Adamu stated this when the European (EU) Election Observation Mission to Nigeria delegation visited him on Wednesday in Abuja.
The Leader of the delegation, who is the Chief Monitor, Domini Howell, said that the visit was to ascertain the level of preparedness of the police for the elections.
IGP said security personnel would keep surveillance at the polling areas to ensure that restriction of movement and other rules were obeyed as stipulated by the electoral law from the beginning to the end.
His words: “Your presence here in Nigeria to see the process will give credence to the fact that proper arrangement or otherwise has been made,”
“We have done a lot in terms of security and training of our personnel in respect of the elections.
“Your mission to Nigeria is very important inasmuch as every Nigerian will want credible elections,” he said.
Domini Howell stated the role the Eu will play in the election, stating that representatives of the EU have been in the country for the past one month monitoring the preparedness for the election.
She said: “We know security is important during the elections so we want to meet you and know your activities for the day of the elections,”
Howell said that the EU had had 11 persons in Nigeria for the past one month to monitor the level of preparation for the general elections.
She said that the union currently had 40 persons in the field, adding that on the day of election, no fewer than 120 would be in the field and people from the EU embassies would join.