Police arraign nine for attacking Atiku’s convoy in Borno

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar, on Thursday his command has charged to court nine persons suspected to have attacked the convoy of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, in Borno State.

Umar, who disclosed this to journalists on Thursday, said a total of 14 electoral violence offenders were arrested by the command.

Of the 14 suspects, he said 12 of them are supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress while the remaining two suspects are from the PDP.

“Even though there was the allegation that somebody died but up till today, we have not seen the corpse,” he said.

He added that enough measures have been taken by the police to curtail thuggery and hooliganism in the state.

The police boss commended the state governor, Babagana Zulum, for giving an order that anybody caught in the campaign, no matter how highly placed, should be taken to court.

The CP also said the command has 119 suspects that perpetrated various offences ranging from political thuggery, rape and Indian hemp smoking.

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