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By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja

Police have discovered movements of weapons and thugs by politicians in the states of Edo and Ondo, where the elections for governor are scheduled for September 19 and October 10, 2020, respectively.

Police Inspector General IGP Mohammed Adamu, who revealed this weekend, has warned politicians to behave correctly, adhere to the rules and stay away from tendencies capable of undermining the electoral process in the two states.

The Force’s Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said in a statement: “The IGP gave the warning, having reviewed the Electoral Security Threat Assessment Reports presented by the Police Commissioners of both states at a meeting held on Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

“The Electoral Security Threat Analysis reveals, among other indicators, weaponry and movement of political thugs, use of incitement statements during political campaigns, high probability of violence, and possible cross-attack by political opponents.

“Others are” disinformation / disinformation aimed at heating up politics and deliberate efforts to delegitimize government institutions involved in electoral processes. “

“The IGP, therefore, has directed the police commissioners of the two states to reorganize their preparations for the elections in order to adapt and address the threats and emerging trends that are listed in the security report.

“The Force leadership is developing a customized security architecture to protect people and ensure smooth elections.

“The IGP, however, warns politicians and their supporters in Edo and Ondo asserts that the Force will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on any person or group, regardless of status, who wants to sabotage the security arrangement. that is being installed for the elections.

“Meanwhile, the IGP assures Nigerians, particularly the people of Edo and Ondo states, that the Force remains committed to protecting the sanctity of the vote in the country.

“He reiterates that the Police will be neutral, apolitical and will work assiduously with all interested parties to guarantee a level playing field for all in the elections.”

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