NewsNigeriaPoliticsPolice Arrest 781 persons for Electoral Violence

About 781 persons have been arrested for violating electoral laws during the 2023 general elections across the country.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba who disclosed this at a meeting with the Commissioners of Police from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT said 185 cases of electoral violations were recorded during the presidential election and 203 arrests have been made.

He added that 578 persons were arrested during the Governorship and State Assembly elections with 304 electoral breaches recorded.

IGP Alkali Baba who condemned the action of some political actors of engaging in ethnic profiling in advancing their interests, so as to undermine the peace of the country following the polls.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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