A Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Anthony Ogbizi Michael, has said that 10 persons suspected to be thugs were arrested during the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday.
He also debunked social media reports of killings in Gama Ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State during the election.
DIG Michael blamed the social media for spreading what he described as “fake news.” According to him, the story was “the fabrication of the social media.”
“There was no such incident or arrest of some people in any part of the state because the security arrangement was in order,” he said at a press briefing.
“We have not witnessed any incident because voting went on smoothly in almost all the polling units.
“There has not been a report of any incident of thugs taking over polling unit. If thugs occupy any polling unit, definitely INEC officials will not be there to conduct election,” he said.
Michael said the Police Command arrested 10 suspected thugs for allegedly carrying weapons in the metropolis.
“Some human beings were arrested in the early hours of today (Saturday) by our men and they were found in group, with some weapons like sticks and other things,” he said.
He said investigation into the matter was ongoing, and that, as soon as investigation is concluded, they will be charged to court.