Adamawa state Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Kayode Akande has warned political thugs and other unscrupulous elements and their agents to stay away from INEC facilities in the state or face the wrath of the law.
The commissioner of police who made the warning against the backdrop of increasing attacks and incineration of the electoral umpire’s offices across the nation, assures the general public that all INEC offices in the state are sturdily fortified.
He also vowed to deal decisively with anyone found wanting of incursion into INEC facilities across the state.
In a statement signed by the command’s image maker, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, the commissioner of police said the command has deployed operational assets around INEC facilities for surveillance operations so as to checkmate criminal activities around it in line with IGP’s determination to provide conducive atmosphere for free, fair and hitch free electoral processes ahead of 2023 general polls in the state.
“These deployments will surely assist in monitoring INEC materials, prevent any attempt to evade INEC premises, coordinate timely response to distress call and to clamp down on violators.
“The CP has equally directed the divisional police officers and their supervisory area commanders, to immediately ensure strategic deployment of officers at INEC offices at their respective Areas of responsibility (AOR),
“The CP while reiterating the constant deployments, ordered total clamp down on non INEC staff found around the INEC facilities, and similarly warned political thugs across the state to steer clear and turn away from INEC facilities/materials else decisive action will be taken against anybody who decides to dare this warning.
“The CP further re-emphasized the firm determination of the Command in ensuring safety of lives and property in the fight against crime and criminality while seeking full cooperation from members of the public on intelligence gathering and vigilance,” the statement said.