Following wide jubilation over the declaration of General Muhammadu Buhari as winner of last Saturday’s presidential election, Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu has cautioned jubilant masses not to go violent in their celebrations.
The FCT police chief however congratulated residents of the territory for their peaceful disposition so far after the Saturday polls.
Speaking through the FCT Police PRO, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, CP Inalegwu commended all for the orderly manner in which residents turned out to exercise their franchise at the just concluded elections, but warned that he would not condone any form of breakdown of law and order in the name of jubilation.
According to a statement issued yesterday by ASP Manzah, the Commissioner of Police reiterate that residents celebrating the outcome of the election should do so in the most peaceful and orderly manner that would not jeopardise the existing peaceful atmosphere FCT is enjoying.
The PPRO said: “CP Inalegwu wants to make it clear that the command is well prepared to deal decisively with anybody or group of persons planning to cause the breach of peace in FCT and its environs.
Nigerian Pilot noticed that since the announcement of General Buhari as winner of last Saturday’s presidential polls, some youths and different groups have been jubilating.
It was, however, gathered that the youths were over excited and have started pulling down campaign bill boards of President Goodluck Jonathan and obstructing vehicular and human traffic within the FCT and its environs.
At the General Buhari campaign office adjacent National War College, jubilant youths with different paintings barricaded roads in jubilation as security operatives tried to control traffics.
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