Bayelsa/Kogi polls: Illegal arms ‘over stretched’ policemen – PSC

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja The just-concluded gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, were characterised by the proliferation of illegal weapons, complaints of sporadic shooting, as well as snatching of ballot boxes. The elections also witnessed inadequate logistics. These developments militated against the capacity of policemen deployed on election duties, to provide adequate security protection during the exercises. The observation was made by the Police Service Commission (PSC), at the end of a monitoring exercise by two separate teams deployed in the two states. New Telegraph recalls that the 45 officials…

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