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Kogi/Bayelsa: Police Warns Ballot Snatchers Ahead Of Nov. 16 Election



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The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Operation, AbdulMajeed Ali, has warned individuals planning to snatch ballot boxes during the November 16 Kogi and Bayelsa States, he noted that the police will not condone such behaviour.

“Anyone caught will not be spared and will not live to do that ever again,” Ali said.

Ali while speaking at a press conference noted that the Inspector General had deployed enough personnel to secure the state and deal with any eventuality during the election.

“We have enough personnel and capacity to deal with anyone that tried to foment trouble on Saturday. Just watch, if anyone tries to snatch ballot box on Saturday, he will pay dearly for it.”

“We are determined to provide the enabling environment for a peaceful election. We are tired of being held to ransom by Kogi and Bayelsa States every election period, we will put a stop to that this time around.”

Ali added that the force has undertaken a security threat assessment in both Kogi and Bayelsa States and have identified possible risks, geolocated trouble spots, and classified individuals and groups that could constitute security challenges to the process.

Ali added, “The outcome of this intelligence-driven initiative guided our election deployment plans and informed our post-election security projections.”

He noted that the police are ready to create a peaceful environment during the electoral process. DIG Ali gave out telephone lines that can be useful.

He said, “For any complaints, members of the public are urged to reach the Kogi State’s Joint Operation Room on 08066002020, 08065948693 and 08151532944; and Bayelsa State’s Joint Operation Room on 07034578208 and 09055555803.”

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