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Polls: IGP Warns Troublemakers Not to Disrupt Elections

Pic.13. Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19). 00555/16/1/2019/Anthony Alabi/NAN

The Acting Head of Police in Nigeria ( IGP ), Mohammed Adamu on Tuesday warned Nigerians and politicians that it is fully prepared to deal with anyone attempting to disrupt elections either by snatching ballot boxes or instigating violence during the forthcoming elections.

He sounded the warning while addressing State House correspondents after security meeting Presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting revealed security issues in the country, especially towards the general elections.

Adamu assured that the police is ready to protect every eligible Nigerians to exercise his or her civic responsibility.

Anybody that tries to disrupt the elections by engaging in ballot boxes snatching would have himself or herself to blame, adding that any act of thuggery and touting during the polls will be met with grave resistance.

He stated, “Today, members of the security community and intelligence community came and briefed Mr. President on the security situation in the country.

“We deliberated on the consequences and came up with the resolve to further provide adequate security within the country so that the electorate will come out and cast their votes without any fear of molestation.

“Every Nigerian is encouraged to come out on the election day and cast his or her vote without any fear of molestation. The security personnel are ready and prepared to protect everybody.

“Anybody that feels that he can come out and disrupt process should have a rethink because that situation will not be allowed. If you plan and allow yourself to be used as touts, whatever happens to you, you will take it.

“Ballot snatching, ballot buying, thuggery will never be allowed, anybody that is planning to snatch ballot boxes or planning to be used as a tout, will have his or herself to blame on the Election Day. So you better don’t allow yourself to be used.” he said

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