Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Kwara state police command assures that political thugs and hoodlums would be cleared off the street of Ilorin to ensure a peaceful exercise.
The Commissioner of police, Fafowora Balaji speaking at the state capital Ilorin said policing has nothing to do with politics, but to protect the lives and property of law-abiding citizens, thus cultists and thugs used by some politicians before, during and after election must be curb.
Fafowora who warned politicians against violation of electoral rules said he will hold a meeting with all political parties and leaders across the state on how to play the game of politics in line with the rules and regulation.
Describing the state as relatively peaceful compared with some states of the federation, he said that the command would not take peace for granted, as security is of utmost importance.
The police boss admonished his officers and men to abide strictly by the force orders and the Force Administrative Instructions in the discharge of their duties, and that anyone found wanting would be severely dealt with in accordance with the law.