Friday, December 4, 2015
Nigerian Army Arrested 5 Political Thugs In Bayelsa State
The Commandant of the Operation, Major General Alani Okunlola, while speaking at a press briefing at the Operation Shield Headquarters, told journalists that the suspected political thugs were arrested at their hideout following a tip-off.
The suspects, according to the Commandant, had in their possession one 36 hand grenade, two empty AK47 rifle magazines, a pair of military uniform, combat boots and a bag containing personal belongings.
Major General Okunlola gave the assurance that his men would stop at nothing to make sure that no hoodlum or political thug perpetrates evil before, during and after the Saturday governorship election.
The Nigerian Police Force had placed an order restricting movements within the boundaries of Bayelsa and Kogi States with effect from 6.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday, December 5.
The force said that the restriction was in furtherance of strategies designed to prevent electoral fraud and violence and ensure a hitch-free election in Bayelsa and Kogi States.