Niger CP warns against violence ahead of 2015 elections
From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Niger State Police Commissioner, Olushola Amore have charged parents, members of the public, political parties and politicians to ensure strict adherence to the Electoral Act 2010, as amended for a peaceful and successful electioneering campaign and the conduct of the elections.
Amore who gave the charge yesterday while addressing journalists at the police command Headquarters in Minna on the efforts of his command and its success between the months of September and October.
The commissioner cautioned parents to have their children and wards under check while religious and opinion leaders should help inculcate in adherence of faith and belief but tenets of peaceful co-existence.
He appealed to the public to urgently report any suspicious moves, gathering and activities to the nearest police station where all information will be treated with utmost confidence.
The CP also urged the people to always “join the police to ensure a peaceful, pre, during and post 2015 general election”.
On his score card during the period under review, the Police Commissioner said that a total of 37 raids were carried out across the state and a total of 83 suspects were arrested, 40 persons were screened out and 43 suspects were charged to court on First Information Report, FIR, for different offences.
“Thirty eight suspects were convicted while 5 were awaiting trial, and 28 exhibits were recovered in connection with the cases.
According to him, crime wave in the state during the period under review was drastically reduced attributing the reduction to regular foot/vehicular patrols and constant raids of criminal hideout/black spots.