DIG Inuwa warns politicians against violence –

Adam Amadou (Dutse)

Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Hafiz Inuwa, who oversees the north-west governor and state assembly elections, warned politicians in Jigawa state and the region against violence in Saturday’s election.

The deputy commissioner of police issued the warning at the state police command headquarters in Dutse as he addressed the seven gubernatorial candidates and their supporters during the signing of the peace agreement.

Inuwa cautioned politicians against actions that could disrupt public peace before, during and after Saturday’s election.

A man specially appointed by Inspector-General of Police Mr. Usman Baba, along with two other police commissioners to monitor the conduct of the Jigawa Governor and State Assembly elections, issued a warning in Dutse.

The police chief was speaking as seven political parties and their gubernatorial candidates for March 18 polls in Jigawa signed the peace deal in Dutse on Thursday.

Inuwa warned all political parties, their candidates and supporters to stop any actions that could disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections.

Police and other security agencies would deal with anyone found wanting or participating in any election violence, he said.

Earlier, state police chief Emmanuel Ekot praised the peaceful behavior of the political parties during the presidential and National Assembly elections and urged them and other stakeholders to keep pace.

State Resident Election Commissioner (REC) Prof. Muhammad Bashar commended political parties for maintaining peace and order during the February 25 elections.

Bashar urged stakeholders in the state to continue to pray for God’s guidance for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial and state assembly elections.

However, the REC has committed to a fair and credible election for the council on March 18.

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