Election: Police bar hunters, vigilantes, from Polling units
NEWS DIGEST–The Bauchi State Police Command has barred all quasi security agencies, including vigillantes and hunters from polling units , saying only statutory security agencies recognised by law will be allowed to provide security at Saturday 9th gubernatorial and House of Assembly election in the state.
Important personalities and politicians were also barred from going to any polling unit with security details as well as moving from one polling unit to another on the day of the election.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Aji Janga made this known on Friday while briefing Journalists of the Command’s preparedness , at his office, ahead of the election.
CP Ali Janga assured members of the public that the Police has put in place adequate security measures and will provide a level playing ground for all political parties for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
He further urged parents, traditional rulers, Religious leaders, opinion leaders and guardians to prevail on their children and subjects not to allow themselves to be used to cause disturbance of public peace before, during and after the elections as anybody arrested in the act will face the full wrath of the law.