The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has warned tro¥ble makers who are planning to disr¥pt the governorship and state assembly polls on Saturday to be ready to face the consequence.
Deputy inspector-general of police in charge of the south-east, John Amadi, on Thursday asked residents of the geopolitical zone not to “entertain any fears”.
“The police are there to protect the system,” he said during a briefing in Umuahia, Abia state capital.
According to him, “Anybody that wants to disrupt the system should be ready to di£. Anybody that wants to put himself into problem or get involved in thuggery would have himself to blame. Anybody that wants to snatch ballot boxes or disr¥pt the elections will be promptly dealt with.
We have deployed our men to dominate all the areas that we think are trouble zones. So we are sounding a note of warning to criminals and non-state agents that we would not tolerate anything that would not allow the people cast their vote,” he said,
He pledged the readiness of the force to maintain neutrality during the polls, saying the police do not belong to any political party.