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‘Police ready for violence-free polls’


TENSIONS may be heightening over the forthcoming general elections, but the nation has been through that in the past, therefore, Nigerians should not be afraid as the police will ensure violence-free polls, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Adeola Adeniji, has said.

Adeniji, who told newsmen in Ilorin shortly after a special prayer organised for him by the Ilorin branch of Ansaru-Deen Society of Nigeria that everybody was apprehensive over the coming polls when it should not have been so.

He assured that the elections would be conducted under free and fair atmosphere while those with genuine cases could approach the tribunal after the polls for redress. He added: “It is the collective responsibility of everybody, we all have roles to play.

“The Federal Government has put in efforts and has given the police every needed support, and I assure you that we shall not fail you. It (election) shall come to pass by the grace of God.

“Everybody is afraid, but this is not the first election, this has always been the fear. I have witnessed over five elections in this country. If there is any crisis, the tribunal will come in and justice will prevail. We are very prepared, we have no other job. We are facing this and facing it squarely.”

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