The Federal Government on Tuesday cautioned legislators and political party supporters against the utilization of hooligans to execute brutality amid the 2019 general elections.
The notice was contained in an announcement by Dr. Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior.
Umar said that the notice ended up important keeping in mind the end goal to guarantee free and reasonable “race process in the nation”.
He cited resigned Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, the Minister of Interior, as saying that administration would not “overlap its arms and watch government officials toss the nation into bedlam and turmoil just on the grounds that they need to win delections.”
“Security agencies have been directed to ensure adequate security of lives and property during and even before the general elections in line with the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“President Buhari is committed to free and fair elections in 2019 and this can only be possible if politicians give peace a chance by avoiding all forms of political thuggery and violence in their struggle to get elected,” he said.
The minister also warned that anyone caught in the possession of any type of weapons during the elections or rallies “may attract arrest and prosecution.
“Youths in the country should not allow themselves to be used by desperate politicians who want power at all cost and may influence them into political thuggery and violence over little gratification, to the detriment of their future.”