Police Deploy 15,000 Personnel for Kaduna LG Polls

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Austin Iwar, has warned that any breach of the peace during Saturday’s local government elections will not be tolerated.

Iwar gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.

He said no fewer than 15,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure law and order during the election, adding that the personnel were from the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies.

The police commissioner advised the electorate to obey the rules guiding the electoral process.

“Avoid anything that would bring problem to the electoral process; it is to our advantage to have vibrant democracy,” he said.

Iwar urged politicians to control and guide their supporters to ensure a smooth, free, fair and credible electoral process.

“You are also to note that using electronic voting in this local government election is first of its kind in Nigeria.

“The system is very transparent, difficult to manipulate, so,…

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Anambra Youth Back IGP, Slam Senate

No fewer than one hundred youths on the platform of Anambra State Youth Organisation on Friday stage a solidarity march in support of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths carrying placards with various inscriptions marched through Amawbia by-pass and adjourning streets before ending at Anambra Police Headquarters, Amawbia.

Some of the placards which the demonstrators carried read; “Senate public is watching’’, “Senate should leave the working IGP alone’’, “ IGP not enemy of democracy and IGP Ibrahim Idris is competent.’’

Spokesman of the organisation, Mr. Anthony Ogbugu, said the decision to hold the demonstration was to correct the wrong impression Nigeria Senate was creating of the IGP.

“It is wrong for the senate to declare that IGP is unfit to hold public office when Mr. Idris is doing a lot to salvage the problem of insecurity in the country.

“Since the appointment of Mr. Idris as the…

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Anambra Youth Back IGP, Slam Senate

No fewer than one hundred youths on the platform of Anambra State Youth Organisation on Friday stage a solidarity march in support of the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths carrying placards with various inscriptions marched through Amawbia by-pass and adjourning streets before ending at Anambra Police Headquarters, Amawbia.

Some of the placards which the demonstrators carried read; “Senate public is watching’’, “Senate should leave the working IGP alone’’, “ IGP not enemy of democracy and IGP Ibrahim Idris is competent.’’

Spokesman of the organisation, Mr. Anthony Ogbugu, said the decision to hold the demonstration was to correct the wrong impression Nigeria Senate was creating of the IGP.

“It is wrong for the senate to declare that IGP is unfit to hold public office when Mr. Idris is doing a lot to salvage the problem of insecurity in the country.

“Since the appointment of Mr. Idris as the…

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