13th April, 2011
The police in Benue on Monday said 44 persons were arrested during Saturdayâ€™s National Assembly election.
Mr. Sani Magaji, the stateâ€™s Commissioner of Police, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi that those arrested included a man with a pistol.
The suspects, he said, would be prosecuted after investigation was concluded.
The police chief said he could not immediately say whether those arrested were thugs as investigation was still on-going.
He said the suspect with pistol as well as 33 other persons were arrested in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state at a road block.
â€œThe security arrangement during the presidential election will be much more organised than during Saturdayâ€™s election,â€ he added.