Angry Boko Haram Drops Letters in Gombe Warning People Not to Vote

February 14, 2015 12:14 pm

According to this Twitter user, right now in Gombe are
dropping letters warning people to stay away from the March 28
elections. 
Earlier on today, hundreds of Boko Haram Islamists invaded and attacked
the restive northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, firing heavy guns. AFP
reports that locals also confirmed to them that the insurgents  threw
leaflets at them that were asking them to boycott the forthcoming
general elections.

Only In Nigeria Would A Police Chief Say -” We’ll kill 20 for Each Police Life Lost During...

The newly posted Assistant Inspector General of
Police, Zone 2, Joseph Mbu, on Thursday declared that the elections in
his zone will be “fire for fire” if politicians play any pranks.

The
controversial police boss made the declaration at a meeting with police
of the Ogun State Command at its Eleweran Headquarters, Abeokuta.
Mr. Mbu instructed his men to be battle-ready for the election and
warned politicians to have a second thought over any planned criminal
act.
e said if any of his men were shot, no less than twenty civilians would pay for it.
“If one of my men is killed, I shall kill twenty of them but don’t shoot
first,” Mr. Mbu said. “If they shoot you, shoot back in self-defence.
Anybody who fires you, fire him back in self-defence.”
He told his men that they were the only authority that has power to arrest, before, during and after elections.
He noted that it was not compulsory for the police officers to greet even a governor who comes to vote.
“You have the power to stop the governor,” he said. “We are in a
critical period. We are not para-military. We must be bold and brave.
Keep an eagle eye on everybody. We are authorised by the constitution to
arrest before, during and after election. Our role is to ensure free,
fair and violence free election.”
Mr. Mbu came to national limelight following his public squabbles with
the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi while Mr. Mbu was a police
commissioner in the state.
Mr. Amaechi accused Mr. Mbu of plotting to kill him and called the AIG a tool of the Presidency.

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