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Police arrest INEC officials over alleged electoral offences

2015-03-29 15:56
Nigeria elections
Sokoto - The Zone 10 Police Command in Sokoto said it had arrested six suspects, including INEC officials and party agents, over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara.

Bala Hassan,  the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, disclosed this in an interview with media on Sunday in Sokoto.

The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Hassan said that the suspects were arrested in Maradun Local Government area of the state during the conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

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He said that the police in the zone would continue to ensure strict compliance with the Electoral Act to ensure credible elections.

The AIG commended the people in the states under his supervision for conducting themselves peacefully during the election.

"So far so good, we have not recorded any political violence," he said.

He urged the people to continue to cooperate and support the security agencies with useful information on the activities of people with criminal intentions.

"We will continue to provide a  peaceful environment through effective security measures that will enable eligible electorate  to exercise their civic responsibility," Hassan  said.

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