The Nasarawa State Police Command has beefed up security across the state to forestall any possible breach of peace ahead of the Appeal Court judgement on the governorship election in the state.
The appellate court had on Thursday last week reserved ruling on the appeal filed by Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the judgement of the State’s Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which earlier sacked him from office and returned the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), David Ombugadu, as the rightful winner of the March 18 governorship election.
Recall that the Tribunal, in a split judgement of 2-1, declared the PDP as winner of the March 18 governorship poll in the state.
However, dissatisfied with the Tribunal verdict, Governor Sule approached the Appeal Court.
The acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Shettima Muhammad, told journalists in Lafia that the command has deployed its officers and men to strategic positions in the state over the development.
He, therefore, warned political parties and their supporters against any act that will lead to violence in the state.
“Security personnel have been adequately deployed to strategic locations in the State to maintain peace.
“I hereby call on leaders of all political parties to prevail on their supporters to shun unguarded utterances that may trigger political tension or engage in mass action that may be seen as preparation for violent procession.
“They should also celebrate moderately without infringing on the fundamental rights of members of the public.
“Anyone or group that tries to disrupt peace and cause breakdown of law and order shall face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
The CP urged the people of the state to go about their legitimate businesses while assuring them of the commitment of the Police Command to securing the state.