The Niger State Police Command on Tuesday said operatives of the Command disrupted a rally organised by Project 774, a political group being coordinated by the Deputy Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, to forestall breakdown of law and order.
The event was meant to rally support for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Umar Mohammed Bago.
The New Bussa Township Stadium in the Borgu Local Government Area, of the state, venue of the event was completely shut as early as 7am by security agencies.
The spokesperson for Niger State Police Command, Mr. Wasiu Abiodun, in a statement said the Police had to take over the venue of the planned rally, as a proactive measure due to intelligence received of likely breach of security at the venue.
Abiodun said the Command will not fold its arms and allow act of political violence, avoidable loss of life, destruction of properties and lawlessness. (THISDAY)
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