VENCO Tips for Staying Safe During the 2023 Nigeria General Elections

Feb 24, 2023 | Community Security, Neighbourhood Guide

As the 2023 Nigeria general elections approach, safety and security concerns are understandable. VENCO is committed to promoting safety in communities and has compiled some useful security tips for the upcoming 2023 general elections.

By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of injury, loss of property, and loss of life. Here are our top tips for staying safe during the 2023 general elections;


Stay informed and be alert

Keep up with the latest news and events in your community, particularly during the election period. Stay informed about potential security threats or disturbances in your area. Be vigilant for potential trouble and avoid areas where there may be violent confrontations.

Plan your movements and avoid public gatherings

Plan your movements in advance, particularly on election day. Avoid moving around during peak election periods when the streets are likely to be crowded. Avoid large crowds or public gatherings during the election period, as these may be targeted for violence or other disturbances.

Keep emergency contacts

Have emergency contacts on hand, including the local police, security personnel, family members, community leaders, and administrators, in case of any emergencies. For Lagos residents, here’s a link to official emergency numbers

Avoid political arguments

To prevent violent escalations during election season, avoid arguing about political parties and candidates. Keep your political preferences to yourself and avoid confrontations with others, no matter where you are. This can help create a calm and respectful atmosphere, contributing to a peaceful democratic process. After voting, head home promptly as the media will broadcast the election results.

Avoid wearing political insignia

Identifying with a candidate or political party may make you a target for attacks during any violence. Wear plain clothing before and on election day to avoid attacks from opposing parties.


Remember that your safety is paramount during elections. By staying informed and alert, and following these safety tips, you can help keep yourself and your family safe during the election period.

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