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Kogi Police warns politicians against hiring thugs during elections

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The Kogi State Police Command has warned politicians to not hire thugs or participate in any activity that will result in violence and chaos during the congress for the ruling party in the state.

This comes as a caution ahead of the forthcoming State congress for the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled to take place on Friday, 11th August 2017 in Lokoja.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Wilson Inalegwu disclosed this in statement on Thursday.

The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asp William Aya on Thursday, Inalegwu guaranteed the citizenry that the congress will be free from disarray.

The CP also said that the Command has set up procedures to handle anybody caught attempting to cause public disorder within the state.

The statement reads in parts, “The Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Command wishes to notify the good people of the State that, there will be a temporary traffic diversion within Lokoja town particularly from Paparanda round about to Post Office junction.

” Consequently, all vehicles coming from Natako into the town can either pass through the Naval Headquarters to Post office junction or New layout through NTA round about till the end of the convention.

“The Commissioner of Police therefore urged the good people of the State to adhere to this advisory, while assuring them of the Command’s determination to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the State.

“He warned all political thugs to stay away from the convention venue stating the Command’s readiness to deal with any miscreants.”


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