By Abdallah el-Kurebe
The Sokoto State Police Command has issued a stern warning to candidates of political parties against the use of sirens by their candidates.
Issuing the warning in Sokoto on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Al-Mustapha Sani said that the Command was reacting to public complaints that sirens were being used by candidates of some political parties.
According to the statement, “In Sokoto State, only the Governor, his deputy, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Commissioner of Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), the Brigade Commander and the Sultan are legally allowed to use sirens while on movement.
“Anyone outside this exclusive list who uses sirens does so illegally and stands to face the consequences according to the laws of the land.”
In the same vein, the Command warned political parties against, other than campaign purposes, moving with youths wielding dangerous weapons during their electioneering. “This act is also illegally and anyone found wanting will be dealt duly according to the laws of the nation.
It added that the Command was read to secure the electoral processes in the build up to the 2015 polls.
Only last week, Newsdiaryonline exclusively reported an incident where our reporter witnessed a candidate of one of the political parties using siren to a function.