As part of efforts to ensure all political campaigns,rallies and related activities are held in an orderly manner across the State, the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Police Command CP Zanna M. Ibrahim mni, on Saturday held an Operational meeting with Area Commanders, DPOs, Head of departments and Tactical Unit Commanders at the Police Command Headquarters, Gusau.
A press release by SP Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer, of the Zamfara Command said during the meeting, the CP reminded them of Police Constitutional Mandate to Provide adequate Security Coverage before, during and after the 2019 general elections. He charged them to be responsive, responsible and Professional in the discharge of their assignment.
He warned them to take note of the fact that, cases bordering on political thuggery, vandalization of Political Party billboards/Posters, hate speeches, use of offensive weapons of any caliber will not be tolerated and must be checked. He enjoined them to always collaborate with members of other security services, the INEC, members of the public and the press in ensuring the success of this national assignment.
The CP who was earlier in the week promoted as AIG further directed all Area Commanders and DPOs to ensure adequate security of INEC Materials and the staffs, NYSC Corp members, Election observers both Foreign and the domestic deployed to the state.
On the issue of campaigns and rallies by political parties in the state, the CP has directed that, Police officers and men deployed to this crucial assignment must exhibit a high sense of commitment and professionalism throughout the exercise
He advised Politicians and their supporters to respect the rules of engagement so that the desire to conduct free, fair, credible and non- violent exercise will be achieved.
He assured members of the public especially politicians of Police neutrality as well as level playing ground for all.
Also, the CP appealed for continued support and Cooperation from members of the Public in this regards.