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IGP Idris warns politicians against arming thugs, hate speech


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has warned politicians in the country to desist from arming thugs and see politics as a call to service.

Mr Idris spoke at a one-day retreat on “Electoral Logistics in Preparation for the 2019 General Elections’’ organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Lagos on Thursday.

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The police chief, who also cautioned politicians against hate speech, described it as the amber of violence and urged them to desist from the act.

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According to him, it will go a long way in ensuring violence free elections in 2019.

He also urged politicians to avoid conducts capable of causing violence at the polling booths.


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