Police arrest suspects in Bauchi violence
THE police have arrested some suspected political thugs in Bauchi and other states, alleged to have perpetrated acts of violence against opposing political groups in the course of the ongoing campaigns ahead of the February general elections, even as the authorities of the agency have ordered immediate prosecution of those arrested.
Following the orders by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba that those who bring about any form of disorder in the course of any political campaign should be arrested, “Some suspects have been arrested in connection with perpetration of violence during political campaigns at different locations of the country.”
Police spokesperson Emmanuel Ojukwu in a telephone chat with The Guardian confirmed that “some suspects have been arrested in some parts of the country, including Bauchi, Katsina, Edo, Sokoto and other states where such unpleasant incidents had occurred.”
“They are those who in one way or the other are suspected to be responsible for the mayhem at some of the campaign venues across the country. I cannot give the number right now but there have being some arrests and there would be more arrests if the trend continues. It does not matter who is involved, once you are suspected to be responsible for the untoward acts, no matter your position in the society, you will be charged to court, no one is above the law,” Ojukwu said.