Rerun poll: Police arrest eight in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command said it arrested no fewer than eight recalcitrant persons for various electoral offences during Saturday’s rerun election in the state.
A statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Muhammad Sadiq, in Sokoto on Monday said the suspects are currently under investigations for possible prosecution.
According to Sadiq, the Command clearly enumerated the rules of engagement for both political actors and the electorate.
He said: “This, as well as the roles to be professionally played by security operatives, in addition with the provision of Joint Operations Room distress call lines.
“These proactive measures led to a successful re-run election in the state, apart from the one in ISA local government area that was thwarted due to the activities of bandits.
“However, fate of which will be decided by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”
Sadiq noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Kaoje, urged members of the public to shun all forms of crime and endeavour to furnish the Police with credible information that could be utilised in enhancing security of the state.