Police mobilise 18,000 security personnel for presidential election in Sokoto zone




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– Mr  Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10, Sokoto, said on Thursday that 18, 000 security  personnel had been  mobilised for the  general elections across Sokoto, Kebbi and states.
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Hassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that the personnel  comprised  police, Department of State  , civil defence, Nigeria Customs Service,  immigration and prisons officers.

He said that already, an  operational arrangement on how to handle security threats before, during and after the elections had been made.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

He said that the police  would not tolerate any act of thuggery as special anti- thuggery unit had  been  directed to arrest any person or group of people found wanting within the zone.

He said that some suspected political thugs had  been  arrested at Illela Local Government Area of Sokoto State with some dangerous weapons  and would soon be arraigned.

He said that the police  were ready for the conduct of the presidential election in a peaceful manner.

Hassan called for public support by reporting any suspecious characters to the nearest security units for prompt action. (NAN)