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Today’s Headlines; EFCC Move To Tackle Vote Buying; Police In Niger Parade 32 For Thuggery, Robbery

Elections: EFCC moves to tackle vote buying

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday, deployed its personnel across the states where Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections will take place on Saturday.

Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Spokesperson, said this in a statement in Abuja.

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Uwujaren said the move was to make sure that the elections were devoid of financial malpractice, particularly the inducement of voters.

He said the teams led by senior officers started arriving at their assigned locations earlier on Friday. 1f2a4a9d463c470cacb97a48b51c7ca8?quality=uhq&resize=720

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According to him, a number of them, on arrival, held a consultation with officials of the INEC and other security agencies involved in election security.

Police in Niger parade 32 for thuggery, robbery

The Niger State Police Command has arrested additional 32 suspects in connection with thuggery and armed robbery in parts of the Minna metropolis and its environs.

DAILY POST recalls that the police on March 14, paraded 44 suspects nabbed during a house – to – house raid in the state capital. 139d248d4f0d4f24b9921c538920b47f?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun in Minna said the current arrests were in furtherance of the house – to – house raid directed by Commissioner of Police Ogundele J. Ayodeji.

According to him: “Such sting operation will be a continuous exercise towards ensuring a lasting peaceful atmosphere in Minna metropolis and most especially to equally ensure a guaranteed peaceful environment for the March 18 gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Niger State”.

Election: Immigration chief orders 24-hour border closure

The Nigeria Immigration Service will at midnight on Saturday close all land borders into the country and across states ahead of the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, Saturday PUNCH learned on Friday.

In a memo made available to our correspondent by the Service Spokesperson, Anthony Akuneme, the 24-hour border closure will end at midnight on Sunday, even as the collation of results begins across states. 1b663ab618d74122b9051efe83af0523?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Punch Newspaper

The directive issued by the service Comptroller -General, Isah Idris, read “The Federal Government has directed the total closure of all land borders effective from 00:00 hours on Saturday, March 18, 2023, to 00:00 hours on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

“Accordingly, all command comptrollers, especially those in the border states are to ensure strict enforcement of this directive”.

Otukpo-Obi communal clash: Senator Mark sues for peace

Former President of the Nigerian Senate, David Mark has expressed displeasure over the communal crisis between Otukpo and Obi local government areas of Benue State.

In a statement by his special adviser on media, Paul Mumeh, which he made available to journalists on Friday in Abuja, Mark described the crisis as unfortunate and urged the warring groups to sheathe their swords. 0603231477664acdb3d8c2e6e5934499?quality=uhq&resize=720

News Source: Daily Post Nigeria

The Ijegwu community in Obi LGA and Ojantele -Akangwu community in Otukpo LGA in Benue State had been locked in communal clashes that allegedly claimed some lives and also led to destruction of scores of properties worth millions of naira.

The statement said the crisis has displaced a great number of women and children, adding that senseless killing and wanton destruction of properties would have been avoided if the combatants had taken to the path of dialogue.

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