Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mohammed Ahmed Barde has deployed police operatives from special units within the command to fish out Adamawa residents who attacked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC National Commissioner, Professor A.A Zuru and other officials of the commission after the state REC, Hudu Yunusa Ari, illegally declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Aishatu Binani winner while the collation of the guber election results were yet to be concluded.
CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde in a press State on Monday made available and signed by the Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, described the attacks on INEC Officials as political gangsterism, adding, the instigators behind the attacks will be uncovered.
The Police statement reads in quote:
“ATTACK ON INEC NATIONAL COMMISSIONER, OTHERS:- CP VOWED TO ARREST CULPRITS.
“Adamawa state Commissioner of Police Election CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, has deployed operatives of the Command drawn from the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Special Rapid Response Team (SRRT), and other Tactical squads to carryout Discreet investigation against Political Gangsterism and their instigators that attacked the INEC National Commissioner, Professor A.A Zuru who was Deployed to the State for National Assignment.
“Those deployed are to checkmate and arrest the culprits, their Instigators and to make them face the full wrath of the Law.
“The CP has equally directed Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of CID to lead the Investigation team and ensure diligent Prosecution.
“The CP while re-emphasizing the firm determination of the Command in ensuring safety of lives and property seek full cooperation from members of the public particularly Political leaders to talk to their Supporters to shun all forms of violence and key into the Command’s effort in maintaining peace.
“He further calls on members of the public to report any suspicious character around them to the nearest police station or call on these emergency numbers: 08089671313, 08130013347. Signed: SP SULEIMAN YAHAYA NGUROJE, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FOR COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
ADAMAWA STATE, 08065604764″.