The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 4, Makurdi, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba, has urged Nigerians to stop relocating from their places of residence to their states of origin because of fear over the February general elections.
Shinaba, who was until his elevation as AIG the Kano State police commissioner, made the call after addressing officers of the Kano police command.
According to him, if all stakeholders discharged their duties as expected of them, the general elections would be devoid of violence.
“I advise those leaving the state to their places of origin to stop because if all stakeholders discharge their duties, the police, INEC and all others, the election will be free, fair and credible and the outcome will be accepted by all. Before the presidential campaigns of the two major parties in Kano, there were fears; but to God be the glory, the campaigns have come and gone. The forthcoming elections will also be like that. There is no need for panic and relocation”, Shinaba said.
The police chief also attributed the success he recorded during his tenure as Kano CP to the cooperation given to the police command by the people.
“My major challenge in the state was the insurgency but with the cooperation of the people, we succeeded in the fight”, he said.