The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has raised an alarm concerning some separatist agitators called Oduduwa Nation, that are amassing weapons and mobilising resources in an attempt to disrupt the upcoming February 25 and March 11 General elections in the South-West.
The IGP disclosed this useful information during a meeting with strategic police managers at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, February 13. They deliberated on the best way to curtail the development and ensure that the General Elections turns out successful without any form of violence or disruption.
Addressing police officers on Monday, the IGP said,
“As you are aware, some crimes of national security importance could undermine our efforts towards entrenching a peaceful electioneering process, if not adequately curtailed”.
“These include banditry and terrorism which has ravaged many communities in the North-west and North-Central with adverse effects on the economic and social well-being of the residents”.
“Similarly, violent secessionist campaigns by IPOB/ESN members have been targeted at various symbols of democratic governance including INEC assets, police stations and personnel as well as other security agencies and Federal Government infrastructures, all in an effort to disrupt the 2023 general elections in the South East geopolitical zone”.
“Other major crimes are the growing activities of the Oduduwa Nation Agitators who, from intelligence sources, have been attempting to amass weapons and mobilise other resources towards disrupting the peace, security and electoral process in the South-West geopolitical zone.”
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