2023: Bauchi CP warn political thugs, directs area commanders, DPOs to secure INEC facilities

Mohammed Kaka Misau

As the 2023 electioneering activities climaxes, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Bauchi state command, Umar Mamman Sanda has warned political thugs against tempering with INEC facilities across the state.

The police commissioner gave the warning in a press release made available to newsmen in Bauchi by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil on Sunday.

The CP directed all area commanders, Divisional Police Officers to ensure the safety of Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) facilities across the state.

“In line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS,fdc, CFR, the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP Umar Mamman Sanda fdc, psc, mnim has deployed the Command’s operational assets around INEC facilities for surveillance operations”, part of the press release reads.

It said that the effort was meant to checkmate criminal activities and to provide a conducive atmosphere for a hitch free political processes in the state.

“These deployments is aimed at keeping a beady eye on INEC materials, to prevent any attempt to undermine security around INEC facilities, and to coordinate a timely response to distress calls”, the release quoted the CP as saying.

The CP has equally directed the Divisional police officers and their supervisory Area Commanders, to immediately ensure strategic deployment of officers at INEC offices in their respective Areas of responsibility (AOR) in a bid to bolster security and sustained surveillance around the facilities.

The CP while reiterating the constant deployments, ordered a total clamp down and prosecution of miscreants found around the INEC facilities.

SP Wakil said that the police commissioner further warned political thugs across the state to steer clear and turn away from INEC facilities/materials, warning that the command will not hesitate to decisively deal with any erring persons who decides to dare the warning.

The Command appealed to parents, guardians, and leaders wielding various degrees of influence to prevail on their wards and proteges against being used as cannon-fodders in destroying National critical infrastructure.

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