Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has vowed to clamp down on anybody who might want to ferment trouble before, during and after the election.
The IGP threatened that his operatives would not spare political thugs, including security personnel, who might compromise in the line of duty.
Arase, who issued the threat during a meeting with the squadron commanders, Mobile Police Force, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, yesterday, stressed that similar action would be takenduring the Bayelsa State governorship poll scheduled for December 5.
The police chief therefore urged his officers and men to exhibit professionalism while providing security at the said elections.
He said, “We are at the threshold of another election in Kogi and Bayelsa States scheduled to hold on November 21 and December 5, 2015 respectively; our resolve and competence will once again be tested in this onerous assignment, we cannot afford to fail.
“As we drive the process, however, let me warn that any person that attempts to test the will of the force by engaging in any act that negates the electoral law or engages in any crime with intent to detail or compromise the integrity of the exercise will be isolated and firmly death with.”

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