Olusegun Ariyo

The inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed has handed down a stern warning to Edo state politicians saying politicians in the state should not test it will.

The reaction came on hills of how politician have been engaging in violence capable of threatening the nation’s democracy and security during the forthcoming Governorship Election holding on September 10, respectively

Adamu said anyone who attempted to test the will of the security forces would be identified and brought to justice, “regardless of his political leanings.”

Addressing about 79 Police Mobile Force Squadron Commanders at a meeting in Abuja on Monday and that which is monitored by our correspondents on channels News Platform, the inspector general of police reiterated his pledge to ensure a level-playing field for all candidates during the polls, adding that the force would be professional and neutral.

He informed the officers that the details of their deployment and roles would form part of the discussions at the meeting.

He said, “I strongly warn all political gladiators and the electorates in Edo and Ondo States to situate all their electioneering activities within the dictates of rule of law.

“I affirm that anyone, regardless of his or her political leaning, that attempts to test our will by threatening our democratic values and national security on account of his or her electoral interests shall be promptly identified, isolated and brought to desired justice.”

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