Residents of Bauchi State have been assured of adequate security in the upcoming April 11 election in the state.
The police, army and other security agencies, gave this assurance during a stakeholders meeting,held at the Independence National Electoral Commission (INEC) secretariat on Wednesday, in Bauchi.
The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed K. Mohammed, stated this while reacting to a rumour making the rounds that a party was preparing a band of thugs to disrupt the upcoming governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state.
The police boss, who was represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Tony Okpara,emphasized that the police and other security agencies are ever ready to deal with anyone caught trying to disrupt this Saturday?s governorship and House of Assembly election in the state.
?There?s a lot of rumours in town about a party grooming thugs to foment trouble during the upcoming April 11? he said.
He warned that any party caught carrying out mayhem before, during or after the election should be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
He said:?We thought that the presidential election is going to bring down the roof but theunexpected happened?.
He called on the executives of the two contending parties, the All Progressives Congress(APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the state, to educate their supporters on the need for a hitch free and fair election.
The Commissioner called on political parties in the state to play a leading role in ensuring a peaceful elections.
Mohammed added that the command has identified flash points to enable pre-emptive measures by security agencies.