Stay away from Osun, Acting IGP warns troubleshooters

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 4th, 2014
0 Comments
83 Views

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has warned Nigerians who have no business in Osun State to stay away from Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.

He gave the warning while speaking to State House correspondents on Monday after a meeting with Vice President, Namadi Sambo at the Preseidential Villa, Abuja

According to him, only people who have official functions to perform in the state would be allowed to move freely within Osun during the election.

To ensure peace and compliance with law and order in the state, he said that he had to change the operational guidelines left behind for the election by his predecessor, Mohammed Abubakar who retired last week.

He said that the new operational guideline will ensure that his men gets to Osun State on time to commence preparations for the election.

Abba warned that the law would take its course against those allegedly training thugs to cause trouble in the state during the election.

He said: “When I took over on Friday, I met an operational order in place, I went through it quickly and made a number of adjustments which include the fact that we need to be there early enough, so I adjusted the time that officers were directed to report.”

“I made sure that by Saturday, they were there. And the aim is that if any one, is training any body to cause violence, we are telling him that we would make sure the law takes its course,”

“In fact, my advice is this, if you don’t have any business to do with Osun elections, just don’t go there because the law will catch up with you. This is may advice.” He stated

On his strategies to combat insurgency and other crimes in the country, he said that his strategies would come into place this week.

“I must tell you, I would like to categorise all of them whether insurgency or kidnapping, or armed robbery, all of them are violent crimes and the first and foremost thing we are going to do is to make every effort that it does not continue to spread. And these strategies will come into place before the end of the week, I assure you,” he said.

This post has already been read 1 times!


This post was originally published on this site

Share and Enjoy

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Delicious
  • LinkedIn
  • StumbleUpon
  • Add to favorites
  • Email
  • RSS

Comments are closed.