Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has today condemned two recent incidences of pre-election violence in Plateau and Rivers States, and assured Nigerians that police will ardently pursue the perpetrators in both crimes.
"Politics is a means of enthroning custodians of the people’s common wealth, for the overall benefit of all. As such it should be played with every sense of decorum devoid of religious, ethnic and all other forms of primordial sentiments," Abba reminded both politicians and the public in a release today.
Read the full statement below.
IGP CONDEMNS IN STRONG TERMS PRE-ELECTION VIOLENCE IN PLATEAU AND RIVERS STATES
... Admonished party supporters to shun thurggery or face the full-wrath of the law.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has condemned in strong term the two pre-election violence where campaign Vehicles, Buildings and valuable properties worth millions of naira, belonging to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) were damaged in Jos and Port-Harcourt respectively.
Saddened by the ugly developments, IGP reminded Politicians, Party supporters and well meaning Nigerians, that politics is a means of enthroning custodians of the people’s common wealth, for the overall benefit of all. As such it should be played with every sense of decorum devoid of religious, ethnic and all other forms of primordial sentiments.
IGP assures Nigerians that the perpetrations of these unaccepted and heinous acts will not go unpunished as the Police will do all it takes to bring them to justice.
Ag. C EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER