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Plateau CP assures of violence-free polls


Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, Commissioner of Police, Plateau

Plateau State Police Commissioner, Isaac Akinmoyede, has assured residents of violence-free elections today.

He stated this during a joint security show of force under the auspices of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee (IACC) on elections, which he chaired.

The exercise, which began at the police headquarters, took the personnel to some major streets within the Jos/Bukuru metropolis.

While calling on Plateau citizens to conduct themselves orderly and peacefully during and after the elections, Akinmoyede warned individuals and groups who may want to disrupt the electoral process, as defaulters would be arrested and dealt with according to the law.


The police, he added, would do everything to ensure the integrity of the electoral process, saying that all the places that needed to be covered would definitely be covered.

He explained that security personnel had been deployed to every nook and cranny of the state, especially the flash points, to guarantee people’s safety.

Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major-General Augustine Agundu, tasked the personnel to abide by their professional ethics, so as not to tarnish the image of the country’s security apparatus.

Represented by the assistant commander of the outfit, Emma Ado, he stressed that the essence of the exercise was to ensure that citizens go to vote without being molested, adding that “there is no need for firearms” as their PVCs are the only weapon needed.

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