Yobe: Police orders Boys Scout, hunters, others to keep off election process


Policemen on patrol

By Nabilu Balarabe

The Police Command in Yobe has warned hunters, Boys Scout, Man O’ War, Boys Brigade and personnel of Yobe Road Traffic Management Agency (YOROTA) and other quasi security quasi security outfits to keep off activities related to the forthcoming elections.

Spokesperson for the Police Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, gave the warning in a statement issued on Tuesday in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

He said any member of the outfits who refused to abide by the order would be prosecuted.

The Police spokesperson stressed that the Electoral Act 2022 does not recognise the outfits in election security.

The Police spokesperson also revealed that human and vehicular movements would be restricted from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 25, adding that individuals on essential duties were exempted.

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The spokesman advised voters to return home after casting their votes, and await the declaration of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He reiterated readiness of the command towards ensuring adequate security coverage before, during and after the elections.

He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mr Haruna Garba as charging the police personnel to protect human rights and obey extant laws guiding the conduct of the exercise.

The spokesman also enjoined the citizenry to assist the police with credible information about any attempt by individual or groups to disrupt the conduct of the elections.


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