Guber Polls: Lagos CP Claims The Force Acted Proactively To Curb Violence

Idowu Owohunwa, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, claims that the security agency acted proactively to thwart all forms of violence that erupted in the state during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections yesterday.

The police commissioner disclosed this late on Saturday, in an interview with Channels TV, where he noted that the police responded swiftly to most of the attacks as expected.

He said: “It is true that we’ve recorded instances of violence in some areas within the state. The incidents were not as widespread as to affect the general dynamics of the process.

“Most of the instances were properly responded to by the police because we anticipated them.

“We anticipated and then we integrated that into our general operational plan and we activated that protocol effectively in this instance. Most of those breaches, the police were able to respond promptly.”

Owohunwa further noted that a lot of arrests were made and ballot papers were recovered.

“In most of those cases of ballot box snatching, we recovered virtually all the ballot boxes,” he said.

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