Bayelsa Police Meet Political Parties, Warn against Violence


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By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa

Police authorities in Bayelsa Saturday met with political parties in the state, against the backdrop of the coming local government and governorship elections, warning that any politician caught aiding violence would face the law.

Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Uche Anozia, who initiated the engagement assured the politicians under the umbrella of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) that the security agencies will remain neutral and non-partisan in the discharge of their duties.

He warned politicians who are in the habit of sponsoring hoodlums to cause mayhem and snatch or burn ballot papers to reconsider their strategy, noting that he was prepared to ensure a violence-free poll.

While bemoaning the activities of criminals in Bayelsa, Anozia said anybody who recruits any jobless youth for any activity outside what the law permits, would be prosecuted.

“ If you get these youths to do anything…

Source: Thisday Newspaper