Sokoto Police Command Trains Officers Towards 2015 Polls

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Sokoto Police Command Trains Officers Towards 2015 Polls
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Towards a hitch-free general elections in February this year, the Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Police has started training her officers and men, Shuaibu Gambo, the state Commissioner of Police has said.

Speaking with Newsdiaryonline in his office on Thursday, he stressed that the training programme is aimed at educating the   officers and men of the Command on the electoral processes.

“Our men need to be educated on their constitutional  responsibilities before, during and after the 2015 general elections,” Gambo said explaining further that an educated police officer would ensure peaceful conduct of elections.

He disclosed that Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) had  been briefed on the training programmes.

Gambo also said that political parties would be provided level- playing ground as well as security covers  during their electioneering.

Warning that the Command would not tolerate political thuggery, he added that “the use of youth carrying dangerous weapons at political gatherings will not be condoned. We will not tolerate any act that is capable of bringing confusion.”