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Kwara CP warns politicians against acts of violence

The Kwara State Police Command has warned politicians to refrain from acts that could cause apathy and violence before, during and after next general election.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashir Makama gave the warning today at the at an Election security meeting with stakeholders, organised by the Nigeria Police Force, Kwara State Command at Stella Obasanjo hall, Ilorin.

Mr. Makama also vowed to deal with any politician or individual, blowing unauthorized sirens in the state.

He cautioned politicians to abstain from using thugs for their campaign activities or using hate speeches that could insinuate or cause problems before, during and after election.

The police Boss said anybody caught would be arrested and prosecuted.

The Commissioner of Police however, gave the assurance that the Command would partner other security agencies to provide adequate security for INEC staff in moving both sensitive and insensitive electoral materials across the state.

He also promised to deal with any political movement during election from one place to another.

Mr. Makama also warned politicians not to canvass and solicit for votes at voting centers and should not wear any cloth with any insignia of any political party, saying that anybody caught would be arrested.

The Commissioner of Police told political parties and their candidates to prepare their campaigns routines and inform the Command about their campaigns forty eight hours before the commencement of such political campaign to guarantee adequate security.

Source: Voice of Nigeria