The Police Command in Yobe has warned quasi security outfits against involvement in activities of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
This is contained in a statement by the Spokesman of the command, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, on Tuesday in Damaturu.
He listed the outfits to include hunters, Boys Scout, Man O’ War, Boys Brigade and personnel of Yobe Road Traffic Management Agency (YOROTA).
He warned that defaulters and those found flaunting the order would be prosecuted, stressing that the Electoral Act 2022 does not recognise them in election security.
Acoording to him, human and vehicular movements would be restricted from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 25, adding that individuals on essential duties were exempted.
The spokesman advised voters to return home after casting their votes, and await the declaration of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He reiterated readiness of the command towards ensuring adequate security coverage before, during and after the elections.
He quoted the Commissioner of Police, Mr Haruna Garba as charging the police personnel to protect human rights and obey extant laws guiding the conduct of the exercise.
The spokesman also enjoined the citizenry to assist the police with credible information about any attempt by individual or groups to disrupt the conduct of the elections. (NAN)