Police Warn Troublemakers ahead of Kogi Governorship


The Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Police has promised not to allow troublemakers to operate freely during the November 11 governorship election in the state.

The command vowed to work in collaboration with other sister security agencies towards ensuring that the forthcoming November governorship election is violence-free.


The Police Public Relations Office, SP Williams Ayah disclosed this on day two of the Media Roundtable/Engagement on the Kogi Governorship Election organised for Journalists from Kogi State.


Ayah assured that with proper collaboration, the violence associated with elections in the state would be stopped in the forthcoming November governorship election.


While pointing out that the Command has begun training and retraining its officers towards ensuring that the State experiences a violent free election, it said no troublemaker will be spared.


He assured that the state will witness a heavy deployment of adequate security agencies aside from the Police and expressed optimism that the election in the state will be hitch-free while also promising the neutrality of the Police.


“Similarly, the State Command would create a joint operation room made up of the Nigerian Army, NSCDC, Immigration, NDLEA, Correctional Service, and FRSC who will be collating reports geared towards dousing violence,” the command said.


SP Ayah stressed that making the Kogi election credible required collaborative security management.


He cautioned against unprofessional media reporting from people engaging in citizen journalism, assuring that Police would collaborate with traditional media to counter fake news.


The spokesperson of the Police Command in Kogi State assured of water-tight security measures that will protect lives and properties and called on troublemakers to stay away from the state before during and after the Kogi governorship election.

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