SOKOTO – The police command in Sokoto State has warned candidates of political parties for the general elections against the illegal use of sirens.
The Spokesman for the Command, DSP Al-Mustapha Sani, gave the warning in a statement in Sokoto yesterday, following complaints about the use of sirens by some candidates.
The statement stated that “ in Sokoto State, only the governor, his deputy, the speaker of the state House of Assembly, CP, AIG, the Brigade Commander and the Sultan are legally allowed to use the sirens while on movement.
“Anyone outside this exclusive list who uses sirens does so illegally and stands to face the consequences according to the laws of the land.”
The statement also warned political parties against moving with youths wielding various types of weapons during their activities.
“ This act is also illegal and anyone found wanting will be dealt with duly according to the laws of the nation.
“ The youths can be used for campaigns but not to wield weapons and often cause breach of the peace,” the police said.
It expressed the command’s readiness to effectively secure the electoral processes in the build-up to the 2015 polls.
The statement added that the command had since embarked on the rigorous training of its officers and men with a view to fully equipping them to secure the electoral processes.
“ The command is using both internal and external resource persons in this direction.
“ The 2015 general elections will be conducted peacefully and successfully and ensuring this is a collective responsibility of all Nigerians,” the statement added.