2019 ELECTIONS: Police warn against engaging vigilantes, other groups in election matters

The Police Command in Delta state has warned stakeholders against engaging private security agents, volunteers, guards and vigilantes in securing/escorting election and other materials during the 2019 general elections across the state.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, ASP Chuks Orisewezie, gave the warning in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri on Wednesday.

Orisewezie said, "any such armed private security personnel in whatever form or guise will be appropriately dealt with."

The command's spokesman said that the responsibility of providing security during the 2019 general elections rested squarely on the police, in collaboration with other security agencies.

He listed the other security agencies to include the Army, Navy, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Immigration Service, Air Force, and Department of State Service (DSS).

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