Ishola Michael, Bauchi
Following the conclusion of the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly Elections leading to the declaration of results, Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Alhassan has read riot act to Area Commanders,Tactical Commanders, and DPOs charging them to intensify confidence building patrol , to avert attack on citizens and clampdown on violators.
The action is to guard against jubilant party supporters and protest by losers of the elections across the state.
The Command also notified the general public in the state that all forms of celebrations and rallies by political party supporters for or against winners/losers of the just concluded Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections must not infringe on the right of others.
Therefore, the Command warned that jubilant supporters must comport themselves in line with the provisions of the law as blockage of roads, fireworks, and inciting utterances would not be condoned.
The Command will not hesitate to decisively deal with any person(s) or group(s) who violate this order or deliberately cause the breakdown of law and order in whatever manner.
Those in violation will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law as security agencies have been deployed strategically and directed to ensure full enforcement.
Against the backdrop of this development, CP Aminu Alhassan urged members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies as many Police operatives will be seen at strategic areas, routes, and communities to suppress the antics and criminal activities of men of the underworld.
He also encouraged the public not to be tight-lipped in providing useful information that will aid the Command to effectively maintain the serenity and ensure the protection of lives and property in the State.
However, he warned officers and men of the Command to be civil professional, and humane in the course of discharging their duties.
The CP has equally ordered regular patrols, stop and search, raids, and show of force by tactical commanders to clamp down on pockets of crime and criminalities in the State as contained in a statement by SP Ahmed Mohammad Wakili, Police Public Relations Officer