The Nation reports that America is preparing for a likely crisis in Nigeria after the elections due to hold on Saturday.
John Kerry, the US secretary of state earlier preached peace ahead of the elections, and his sentiment were echoed by Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama.
But they’re not just using mere words, as the US is reported to have send hundreds of US marines to Ghana.
An Accra source told The Nation that two Hercules C-130 planes landed at Kotoka Airport last week and they carried at least three helicopters.
“There are well over 200 marines,” says the anonymous source. “They are camped at the airport.”
“The helicopters are believed to be meant for the quick evacuation of Americans in Nigeria – in the event of violence,”.