My Men Had No Part In Kogi/Bayelsa Electoral Violence - IGP
By Olamide Fadoju
The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has denied claims his men helped perpetrate violence in the elections in Kogi and Bayelsa.
The Police Boss made this denial while briefing State House correspondents after the meeting of the National Security Council in Abuja.
According to IGP, the policemen alleged to have helped perpetrated the violence, are fake.
He added that all security personnel deployed for election duties were given special identification tags.
There were several reports that policemen aided violence during the November 16 Governorship elections in both Kogi and Bayelsa.
He, however, disclosed that some political thugs have been arrested and that all indicted suspects will be prosecuted.
IGP Adamu also took time to appraise the security situation in Nigeria which he described as relatively stable in the last couple of months.
He stressed that the centre of kidnapping in North-West Nigeria is currently very calm.
“We looked at the security situation in the country and we have realized that the security situation in this country is stable. Banditry has been reduced to the barest minimum, kidnapping has been reduced significantly. The epicentre of these kidnapping that you know generally in the northwestern part of the country especially, Zamfara, Kastina, Kaduna they are all calm now.
“The insurgency in the North-East are on a daily basis being degraded and many of the insurgents are surrendering to the authority and for that reason, we have been encouraged to sustain the tempo. And all the successes are recorded as a result of the cooperation that came from the members of the public and even the press,” he added.
Additional Reports By Philip Nwelih