Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has revealed what Nigerians should do against ballot-box snatching thugs during elections.
Yakubu said Nigerians should protect their votes during elections.
He spoke at a campus outreach organized by the Commission in conjunction with the European Centre for Electoral Support in Lagos.
The INEC boss also noted that active citizen participation remained the panacea to security challenges during elections.
According to Yakubu, “Nobody will take a gun where they know they will be challenged. But when people abandon polling units, it becomes easier for merchants of violence to disrupt the process.
“We also have a system of merging with security agencies and although we discourage armed security men in the polling units, there are armed men outside the polling units to also beef up security in the polling units.”