Insecurity, scarcity of fuel, naira could mar elections – Crisis Group

Written by on February 11, 2023

Insecurity in parts of Nigeria, rancour between political parties, scarcity of fuel and new naira notes could mar the forthcoming polls, the International Crisis Group, ICG, has warned.

The global conflict prevention and peacebuilding body on Friday released a 26-page report titled “Mitigating Violence Around Nigeria’s 2023 Elections.”

The assessment observed that voting will soon commence amidst wider security challenges than was the case with previous polls.It cited the activities of armed groups including Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North East, bandits in the North West, and Biafra agitators and criminal impostors in the South East.

The report said intense acrimony, especially among the major parties, has raised tensions across the country, with numerous incidents of violence.

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