Ogbeta.ng: Kogi/Bayelsa: IGP blames violence, ballot snatching on fake police

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Kogi/Bayelsa: IGP blames violence, ballot snatching on fake police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has blamed the attack on voting stations and snatching of electoral materials reported in the just concluded Bayelsa and Kogi gubernatorial elections on fake police.


Responding to questions from State House correspondents after briefing on the outcome of the security meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja, he also said that the police helicopter that appeared to shoot tear gas at Kogi voters was patrolling the sky to deter potential trouble makers.

He said the police realised before the elections that there would be violence in the two states. Adamu also said that there were reports before the polling day that politicians were sewing police and army uniforms for thugs in preparation for the exercise.

He said the police, therefore, provided identification tags for its personnel deployed for election duties. The police boss said people in police or army uniforms who did not have the tags and were fake.

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