In recent weeks, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) engineers have been at the center of a controversy. This is because of a viral video of people in Abuja who are thought to be part of a “BVAS syndicate.” In response to the video, the police said that on Tuesday, they had arrested people in the city who they thought were trying to change the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS). The FCT (Federal Capital Territory) Commissioner of Police has also sent out 17,401 people to help keep the elections safe.
showing that preparations are in full swing for the upcoming elections. Reports say that the suspects were caught at a building in Maitama, which is a district in the city. The police haven’t figured out who the people in the video are yet, but they don’t look like their officers, who have been wearing camouflage uniforms. This statement is probably meant to calm fears that the suspects might have been pretending to be police officers, which is a common way for criminals in Nigeria to get away with their crimes.
The BVAS system is a piece of technology that is used to verify voters during elections. It is a fairly new system that was put in place in Nigeria to replace the old method of manual accreditation, which was prone to mistakes and could be manipulated. But, as with any new technology, there have been worries about the BVAS system’s security and the chance that it could be hacked or messed with by bad people.
The fact that the suspects were caught in Abuja is a good sign because it shows that the police are concerned about election security. Putting so many people in charge of election security is also a good idea, as it will discourage people who might try to cause trouble and help make sure the elections are free and fair. In another development, the FCT police have confirmed that they have arrested a pastor from Abuja, an inspector, and a Chief Security Officer (CSO) for illegally having guns.
The suspects were caught during a routine stop and search in the city, and an AK-47 was found on them, according to the police. This shows how important it is for the police to be alert and proactive in their efforts to keep people safe and secure. In another case, the FCT police stopped a robbery in the city, and one of the thieves was killed in the process. This shows that the police are not just worried about making sure the elections are safe, but also about making sure everyone in the city is safe and sound.