by Isi Esene
The Nigeria Police and the Army have threatened to decisively deal with any form of violence or breach of peace during Saturday’s gubernatorial elections in Ondo State.
This notice was jointly given yesterday in Abuja by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, and the General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Mohammed Abubakar.
IGP Abubakar said, “The restriction is not for the three days. It is from 6pm on Thursday because we want to ensure that people do not take arms and ammunition (into the state), or import people who ordinarily are not supposed to be in Ondo for the election.”
He said he used his visit to the state on Wednesday to study the terrain and instruct his men on ways to tackle any security challenges that may arise.
On his part, the GOC, Abubakar told newsmen that there is “no movement on that day except for those on essential duties and those on election duty. No hunting on election day.