There are plots to use naira scarcity to create civil unrest during polls – NSA Babagana Monguno




The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said there are plots to use the naira scarcity to cause civil unrest during the general election.

Monguno, who was represented by Sanusi Galadima, a deputy director, stated on Tuesday during a meeting of the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES).

Monguno said his office has observed with “serious concern, the escalation of violence during electioneering campaigns across the country, despite the peace accord endorsed by all the presidential flag bearers”.


“This ugly trend is created largely by the attitude of political actors, their sponsored thugs and other unpatriotic elements. This has further hampered the efforts of security and intelligence agencies to effectively neutralise the prevailing security situation across the country, terrorism, banditry.

It is instructive to state that the government is very much aware of plots by domestic subversive elements and their external collaborators to use the current socio economic climate in the country due to well intended government policies to organize civil unrest during the election.”

He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its determination to ensure free and fair elections.

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