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Police confirm arrest of 5 suspects in Nasarawa State

2015-04-19 09:36

Lafia - The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the arrest of  five suspected hoodlums who allegedly disrupted the ongoing re-run elections in Lafia-Obi Federal Constituency with firearms.

The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Manche Christopher, said the suspects were arrested by security operatives in Angwan Mangu while threatening the electorate at the polling unit.

Mancha explained that the suspects have been taking to the state criminal investigation department for further investigation.

He warned that the police would not take it lightly with anybody attempting to disrupt the existing peace in the state.

The police spokesman said that the security agencies would ensure the smooth conduct of the re-run election in the constituency.

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"We are on ground to protect lives and property during and after the elections and whoever is found wanting will face the full wrath of the law."

He warned citizens against taking the laws in to their hands, saying police would not condone act that would  threaten the existing peace.

An eyewitness, James Ankpa-Yunusa, told media that the suspects were arrested while shooting into the air to scare people.

Ankpa-Yunusa said that "the suspects, armed with Ak 47, first try to snatched election materials but voters resisted them."

He said that seven Ak47 were recovered from the vehicle they parked across the road.

The vehicles were Ford Galaxy with registration number AKW 39 XA, Honda Accord AJ 986 LFA and a 406 Peugeot AL 953 LFA.

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