By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto
The launching signifies serious warnings to politicians planning to cause chaos during the forthcoming 11th March governorship and Assembly elections.
The state Commissioner of Police Hussein Gumel during the launching that has all security agencies in attendance said it is sequel to the recent spate of displays of weapons by political thugs of both supporters of the two political parties in the state; APC and PDP to the glare of concerned residents on 28th February and 2nd March under the guise of celebrating political victories and subsequent overreactions by a gathering of hunters and other unconventional forces at Kasarawa International Conference Centre.
“That embarrassingly ignored the provision of the electoral act 2022 as amended that says “non conventional forces quasi-security outfits in the state and LGAs have no place in the electoral processes and the intention by some groups of politicians to deploy service uniforms of any description as a means of suppressing other voters or undermining security agencies”.
He further said the provision came to the knowledge of the Police Command, DSS, Military, Airforce and other security agencies in the state and it was on this note that the security managers and the representatives of both political parties were invited for the emergency meeting which was held at the Police HQ, office of the Commissioner of Police yesterday 2nd March, 2023.
This strategic communication of the meeting reiterated the fact that henceforth, any individual or group found violating the laws of the land will be squarely dealt with and that the windows of dialogue as it used to be in the past is outrightly closed.
“In view of the foregoing, the Command is using this medium to emphasize the assurance of the police, the joint security forces and the military to all residents of their safety at all times and that we are fully aware of all the fragility of the security situation in the state”,averred the Commissioner.
Similarly statement by DSP Sanusi Abubakar said the meeting had in attendance the State Director of Security Services and the representatives of the Nigeria Army and Airforce. From the leadership of the two political parties in attendance were Hon. Abdullahi Balarabe salame, Ach. Mu’azu Zabira and Hon. I Dasuki Haske.
Others are Col. Garba Moye rtd Harande Mahe and Dr. Yakubu maccido.