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2019 Elections: Nigerian Politicians Stock-Piling Arms To Cause Violence – IGP

The AG. IGP Mohammed Adamu, has reinstated the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force to providing maximum security to citizens before, during and after the general elections.

According to him, since his emergence as the police boss, he has been meeting with all relevant stakeholders to “ensure quality security service delivery by the Police as well as guarantee a credible electoral outcome”

Adamu made the submission during a meeting on Tuesday with deputy commissioners of police in charge of operations at the IGP conference hall, force headquarters, Abuja.

The police chief expressed worries about security reports which revealed that some politicians have started building up firearms to disrupt the electoral process.

He, however, charged his men to display courage and professionalism in delivering a safe and credible election process to Nigerians.

In his words: “We, however, remain genuinely concerned about the disposition of some ill-advised political actors who appear bent on threatening our democratic values and our national security all in their desperation to project their narrow political interests over and … threaten our stable political order.”

He also added that,“equally worrisome are reports of firearms build-up by some political actors and threats in some other quarters to disrupt the electoral process.”

“To the individuals and groups engaged in these unacceptable activities, let it be known that the Force leadership shall charge the Heads of Operations of the Nigeria Police to return to … deal decisively with any political actor that acts in contravention of the Electoral Act or our Criminal Laws. This is our sacred Mandate and this we shall perform within the dictates of the law and in the overriding national security interest.”

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