Elections 2019: Ballot box snatchers will be arrested, prosecuted - IGP

Elections 2019: Ballot box snatchers will be arrested, prosecuted - IGP

- IGP Mohammed Adamu says the police is working with other security agencies to ensure maximum security during the 2019 elections

- The police boss said that he would ensure ballot box snatchers and other criminal elements who may attempt to scuttle the polls are arrested and prosecuted according to the law

- Adamu added that the Nigerian Police Force will create an enabling environment for all political parties to operate freely without molestation

The acting inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police is working with other security agencies to ensure maximum security during the 2019 elections.

Adamu made the comment while addressing a cross section of the diplomatic community and international election monitoring groups in Nigeria for the elections, in Abuja, the nations' capital, NAN reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that the police boss said that he would ensure ballot box snatchers and other criminal elements who may attempt to scuttle the polls are arrested and prosecuted according to the law.

He said the force had taken measures to protect voters, officials as well as election observers during the polls and warned trouble makers to rethink or be made to face the consequences of their actions.

“The police will be professional, impartial and will create a level playing ground for all parties.

“All security personnel were trained by various security agencies, training was also given by civil society organisations and other partners towards free, fair and transparent elections.

“I have spoken to Nigerians. We on our part will be professional and impartial.

“We are going to create an enabling environment for all the political parties to operate freely without molestation, without favouring one party against another,” he said.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari warned that those planning to make away with ballot boxes during the elections will do so at the cost of their lives.

Speaking on Monday, February 18, at a crucial meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the president stated that anyone who engages in the act will not live to commit another crime.

Buhari ordered the police and the military to show no mercy to party thugs who try to cart away ballot boxes.

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