From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has warned that anyone involved in electoral malpractice would have themselves to blame.
“Ballot snatching, ballot buying, thuggery will never be allowed. Anybody that is planning to snatch ballot boxes or planning to be used as a tout, will have his or herself to blame on election day. So you better don’t allow yourself to be used,” he declared.
Addressing State House Correspondents after a security meeting presided over by President Buhari at the State House Abuja, he said the police were ready to protect eligible Nigerians.
“Today, members of the security community and intelligence community briefed Mr. President on the security situation in the country. We deliberated on the consequences and came up with the resolve to further provide adequate security within the country so that the electorate will come out and cast their votes without any fear of molestation.
“Every Nigerian is encouraged to come out on election day and cast his or her vote without any fear of molestation. The security personnel are ready and prepared to protect everybody. Anybody that feels that he can come out and disrupt process should have a rethink because that situation will not be allowed. If you plan and allow yourself to be used as touts, whatever happens to you, you will take it.”