The Nigeria Police force have banned political thuggery and use of any weapon especially during the conduct of the political parties primary elections.

This was contained in a statement signed by the police Spokesman, Jigawa State command, ASP Lawan Shiisu Adam issued to DAILY POST.

According to the statement, “Sequel to the forthcoming primary elections in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Jigawa state Police Command CP. Aliyu Sale Tafida psc, wishes to remind political parties and their followers in the state, that the ban on political thuggery, use of weapons such as; cutlasses, sticks, bow and arrows, guns, machetes, jack knives and other dangerous weapons, during political primaries is still enforced.”

He urged political actors to advise their followers to refrain from such and strictly adhere and abide by the rules and regulation governing the electoral processes.

He explained that the police will not hesitate to arrest anybody who wishes to use the opportunity to foment trouble and violate the provision of the law as contained in the electoral act and regulations.

“We will work assiduously with sister agencies to fish out those troublemakers and their sponsors as well, conduct thorough investigation and charge the culprits to court, to face the full wrath of the law.”

The Commissioner of Police Jigawa State Command, therefore, called on the good people of the state to go on their normal lawful businesses and make judicious use of provided guidelines so as to attain free, fair and credible primary elections in the state.

2023: Police ban political thuggery, use of weapons during primary elections in Jigawa