Qua’an Pan (Plateau) – The Plateau State Police Command said 1,500 police officers had been deployed to Qua’an Local Government Area for Saturday’s bye-election into the State House of Assembly.
DSP Abu Emmanuel, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) disclosed this in Qua’an Pan on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Emmanuel gave assurance that the police were ready to provide adequate security before, during and after the bye-election.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
“There will be restriction on movement of vehicles and individuals who have no business with election between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28.
“Any person or group of persons caught fomenting any form of trouble will be severely dealt with according to the law’’, he warned.
The PPRO called on political parties to prevail on their members and supporters to continue to maintain peace, law and order.
He admonished the electorate not to allow themselves to be used for any act that could compromise the security of the state.
He said anyone caught breaching the peace of the land would be prosecuted in accordance with the Electoral Act. (NAN)