Community Leader to Security Agencies: Get Rid of Hooligans Before Elections

An Ebira community leader in Sokoto State, Alhaji Abubakar Umar, on Thursday urged security agencies to stop the activities of political thugs posing threats to lives and property in the state.

Umar made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto.

He said that the activities of the thugs may deter elegible voters from exercising their civic rights during the forthcoming general elections.

The community leader said it was important that security agencies step-up their anti-thunggery activities, in order to make the state safe before the elections.

“Political leaders should continue to caution their supporters to be of good behaviour in line with the peace accord they all signed,” he said.

Umar called on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to sustain their raids on illicit drug joints, in order to minimise access to hard drugs by the hooligans.

He said it was imperative for parents to monitor the activities of their wards “so as not to be used and dumped by desperate politicians to cause chaos during the elections.”

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