Police Nab 203 Suspected Electoral Offenders, Seize Firearms During February 25 Poll
The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Headquarters says 203 suspected electoral offenders were arrested during the February 25 presidential poll for various electoral offenses.
Also, police on electoral security duty recovered from political thugs 18 firearms of various calibers. Police also responded to 185 major incidents during the polls.
Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, announced this on Monday, at a meeting with the strategic police management including deputy inspectors general at the force headquarters.
The police chief said the force headquarters was investigating those arrested and would be handed over to the legal department of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for prosecution.
Baba commends the police officers and men deployed for electoral duty for displaying high level of resilience and professionalism and acting in accordance with the reviewed standard operations guideline for the police.
Police in Kano State say that some politicians in the state plan to import political thugs to disrupt the March 11 polls.
The state police commissioner, Mamman Dauda asked political thugs and social miscreants to keep away from the state. He warns that they would be decisively dealt with.
The police chief accused disgruntled politicians of plotting to make the state ungovernable during the poll.
The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Sheikh Khail who spoke on behalf of eight other governorship candidates said there was a plan to issue uniforms of security agencies to political thugs during the polls.