Nigeria Police arrest INEC officials, party agents for electoral offences

FILE PHOTO: QUEUE OF VOTERS AT AN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) CAMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MAIDUGURI ON SATURDAY (28/3/15).

The police in Sokoto has arrested six suspects including INEC officials and party agents over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara.

Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10 Police Command in Sokoto, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Sokoto.

The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Mr. Hassan said the suspects were arrested in Maradun Local Government Area of the state during Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

He said the police in the zone would continue to ensure strict compliance with the Electoral Act to ensure credible elections.

The AIG commended the people in the states under his supervision for conducting themselves peacefully during the election.
“So far so good, we have not recorded any political violence,” he said.

He urged the people to continue to cooperate and support the security agencies with useful information on the activities of people with criminal intentions.

“We will continue to provide a peaceful environment through effective security measures that will enable eligible electorate to exercise their civic responsibility,” Mr. Hassan said.

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