The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, Bala Hassan, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.
He solicited the support of the people of Maru, Bungudu, Taafe, Talata Mafara, Anka, Zurmi, Shinkafi and Kauran Namoda local government areas ahead of the operations.
Hassan called on the communities to supply information to the police about suspected persons in their localities for their possible arrest. [eap_ad_2] He, however, advised leaders of political parties to desist from all kinds of violence and thuggery.
The police chief warned that the zone would not tolerate any act capable of bringing confusion ahead of the general elections.
“We will not take it lightly with any person or group of persons found sponsoring political thugs to intimidate members of the public.
“Our men are battle-ready to sustain the peaceful environment the zone was known for through effective security strategies already put in place.
“We will convene a meeting of all political parties in the three states on the need for them to strictly play clean politics for peaceful conduct of political activities,” the police chief said.
Hassan said that the leaders must educate their followers on the need to shun violence and thuggery.
He called on parents to be watchful of their children so as not to be used as miscreants, saying any one found wanting would be dealt with according to the law. (NAN) [eap_ad_3]