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Police warn politicians against violence in Gombe


GOMBE – The Police in Gombe on Monday warned politicians against aiding violence in the course of

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their campaigns.
The Commissioner of Police in Gombe, Mr Kudu Nma, gave the warning at a meeting with

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representatives of political parties in Gombe.
He said the police would deal with those found engaging in violent acts regardless of their party affiliation.
He reminded the politicians that the Electoral Act frowned at using inflammatory words, weapons or any other thing that would cause injuries to any person.
He appealed to the people of the state to help the police in ensuring peace and security.

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“We are continually facing security threats in Gombe; that is just the fact but we are not relenting and we will continue to provide security for the people of the state.
“The command will not tolerate the use of dangerous weapons or objects anywhere and we will descend heavily on such actions,” he said.
He directed parties which were yet to submit details of their campaign activities to the command to do so to enable the command monitor their activities and provide security.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some parties’ representatives, at the meeting, reiterated the need for peace before, during and after the elections.
The chairman of All Progressives Congress in the state, Mr Magaji Doho, urged the police to address complaints made against some personalities.
The Legal Adviser of Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Jagafa Garba, advised all parties not to consider the election as a do-or-die affair.
Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in the state, Alhaji Sarkin Malaman Pantami, advised all parties to advise their candidates against violence.
NAN reports that the representatives of the parties were made to sign undertakings on peaceful conduct in the course of the

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