INEC officials and party agents arrested over electoral offences in Zamfara

By Post Nigeria March 29, 2015 15:26

INEC officials and party agents arrested over electoral offences in Zamfara

Six INEC officials and party agents have been apprehended by the Zone 10 Police Command in Sokoto over electoral offences in Zamfara.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, in charge of the zone, Mr Bala Hassan, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen today in Sokoto.

The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

Hassan, who revealed that the suspects were arrested in Maradun Local Government area of the state during the conduct of Saturday’s elections, said the police in the zone would ensure strict compliance with the Electoral Act to guarantee credible elections.

He also commended the people in the states for conducting themselves during the election.

” So far so good, we have not recorded any political violence,” he said.

The AIG encouraged the people 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.