In Umuahia, Abia State, John Amadi, deputy commissioner of police for the southeast region, called on trouble Thursday to disrupt the region’s March 18 elections. Producers, individuals or groups issue a stern warning: they are about to take on the security forces.
Speaking to national command officials at the police station in the capital of Abia, Amadi said Police Inspector-General Usman Baba-Alkali police Continue to ruthlessly deal with anyone who disrupts gubernatorial and state assembly elections scheduled for Saturday in Nigeria’s 28 states.
“Anyone who wants to break the system should be prepared to die, and anyone who wants to die should come out and break the system,” DIG said.
“If you love your life, stay away, cast your vote and go home and wait for the results,” Amadi added.
He also urged Abia voters to ignore any threats to halt the election, assuring them that the vote would take place as scheduled.
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“On behalf of the Inspector General of Police and the management team, I assure you that there will be no breaches. I can assure you that we are prepared.
“We belong to Nigerians and it is time for everyone to know that our first duty is to protect life and property. We have assured Nigerians and the South East that no one should have any fear.
“Anyone trying to snatch ballot boxes or sabotage elections will be dealt with swiftly. We have deployed our men to control all areas where we think trouble will break out.
“So we issue a warning to criminals and non-state agents that we will not tolerate anything that does not allow the people to vote and choose who they want to represent them,” Amadi said.
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