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‘Vigilante groups should stay way from election duty’


Kogi<br />PHOTO: Kogi State

The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of elections in the North Central geo-political zone, Godwin Chijioke Nwobodo, has warned against the deployment of vigilante groups as security for duty during today’s elections.

He gave the warning yesterday at the state Police Command headquarters in Lokoja after an expanded stakeholders meeting ahead of the elections.

Speaking against the background that vigilante groups in the state were used for the Lokoja/Kotokarfe by-election late last year, Nwobodo added: “I want to say right away that the Police and other security agencies are adequate enough to perform their duties in the State.

“No vigilante will patrol. I am the DIG Election in North Central. That is my firm decision that vigilante would not patrol. I know the AIG and CP have heard me clearly.

“We have men in the Force headquarters, everybody is going to participate in this election. If a DIG can come to Kogi State, it is just because the IGP cannot be here.”

Nwobodo urged the people to reports when they see any fake policemen.

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