The Department of State Services has called on Nigerians to be vigilant during the upcoming elections, even as it promised measures had been put in place to secure lives and property.
The service, in a statement on Wednesday, advised all registered voters to go out and exercise their civic responsibility as security is guaranteed.
The statement, signed by the spokesman of the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, said it was imperative to remind all eligible voters to be law abiding and security conscious while exercising their franchise.
The statement said they should equally remain vigilant in crowded environments before, during and after the elections and abide by all stipulated guidelines emplaced to ensure peaceful conduct.
It added: “Voters are advised to be weary of persons in loose or bulky midriff clothings, which are inappropriate for the weather, look out for unattended bags, luggage, dustbins, strange containers and other suspicious items. Similarly, all vehicles, motorcycles, tricycles and bicycles must be parked far away from the polling stations. All forms of trading should be discouraged, suspicious persons, activities and movements should be promptly reported to security agents.
“The task of nation building is our collective responsibility, therefore, let us all play our parts and shun violence. Once again, we restate our commitment to ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for all Nigerians to contribute towards strengthening our democracy.”