Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal: Police Read Riot Act To Political Party Supporters In Bauchi

… CP Read Riot Act To Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders, And DPOs
… Charged them to strengthen confidence-building patrol, avert attack on citizens, and a clampdown on violators.

The Bauchi State Police Command warned the general public that all forms of celebrations and rallies by political party supporters for or against winners/losers of the Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal judgement coming up on Wednesday 20 September 2023 must not infringe on the rights of others.

A statement signed by the Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, said that the ecstatic supporters must comport themselves in line with the provisions of the law; blockage of roads, fireworks, and inciting utterances would not be condoned.

The statement read, “The Command will not shillyshally 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 milieu of this development, the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command, CP Auwal Musa Muhammad psc, urges 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 act of underworld personalities, he also encourages the public not to be tight-lipped in providing useful information that will aid the security agencies to effectively maintain the serenity and ensure the protection of lives and property in the State.

“However, the CP warned officers and men of the Command to be civil professional, and humane in the course of discharging their duties, he equally ordered regular patrols, stop and search, raids, and shows of force by tactical commanders to clamp down all nooks and crannies of criminal hideout within and outside of the State.