The Nigerian Police Force in Kogi State has warned individuals who plan on causing mayhem in Saturday’s polls to have a rethink or face the full wrath of the law.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Ahmed Habu Sani, who is in charge of maintaining security during the Kogi governorship election, gave the warning on Friday while speaking with newsmen in Lokoja.
He noted that the police are heavily prepared for the election.
“Any person that will want to test our capacity, ability in the smooth conduct of the election will know the various powers that we have,” he said.
The police boss states that the force has deployed enough security men to operate each of the 3508 polling units and 239 wards in the 21 local government areas of the state.
He said the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies are well prepared regarding manpower and logistics to ensure that the election in Kogi state is peaceful and successful.
The DIG also appealed to the people of the state to contribute their quota for the peaceful conduct of the election, urging them to give useful information that would assist security agencies in performing their duties creditably.
“I am calling on the good people of Kogi State to be law abiding and be supportive of security agencies to discharge their mandate for the peaceful, free fair and acceptable elections in this state.”
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