Police arrest INEC officials, party agents over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara


The Zone 10 Police Command in Sokoto State said it had arrested six suspects, including some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and party agents, over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, Mr Bala Hassan, disclosed this on Sunday in Sokoto.
The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
Hassan said that the suspects were arrested in Maradun Local Government area of the state during the conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
He said that the police in the zone would continue to ensure strict compliance with the Electoral Act to ensure credible elections.
The AIG commended the people in the states under his supervision for conducting themselves peacefully during the election.
” So far so good, we have not recorded any political violence,” he said.
He urged the people to continue to cooperate and support the security agencies with useful information on the activities of people with criminal intentions.
” We will continue to provide a peaceful environment through effective security measures that will enable eligible electorate to exercise their civic responsibility,” Hassan said.


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