The Nigerian Police has urged residents of Oyo State to come out to perform their civic duties during the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.
This is it also ensured that the exericse would he conducted in the state without fear or intimidation or harassment.
The call was made on Friday in Ibadan by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11, Sikiru Kayode Akande.
The AIG in a statement assured Oyo State voters that the Police will ensure the conduct of peaceful polls in the state.
“Sequel to happenings in Oyo State especially in Ibadan axis, the AIG Zone 11 Command, Osogbo, has re-assured the citizens of Oyo State of their safety and directed that the electorate should go out and vote their choice candidates without any fear of intimidation or harassment on Saturday.
“More security personnel have been deployed to Oyo State to fortify the state.
“The Police hereby promise to deliver on the mandate of securing the electorate, electoral materials, and INEC staff to ensure free, fair, and credible elections in Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
“The unreasonable killing of innocent souls, which happened in Ibadan, will not be tolerated again, and all perpetrators of this evil act will be dealt with.”
AIG Akande has also warned all troublemakers to desist with immediate effect or have themselves to blame.
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