The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Mudashiru Abdullahi vowed that the Police under his stewardship will not take side with any political party or candidate on Saturday 25th September, 2021 rescheduled election in Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area (LGA).
Adding that, the Police have displayed high level of professionalism and neutrality during the September 4th, 2021 elections that were conducted in 19 LGAs across the state and the situation at the 4 LGs rescheduled elections will not be different.
The security linchpin made the assertions, yesterday, when Concerned Citizens from Zangon-Kataf LGA visited him at the Police Headquarters in Kaduna ahead of the Saturday’s election to discuss vital issues bothering the LG and to assure the Police C’sar of community support to ensure a hitch-free election.
The Commissioner enjoin the group to report any Police Officer who is involved in any act tantamount to overturning the will of the people or collaborating with any politician to discredit the electoral process.
He assured the group that he will not take it lightly with any Police that undermined the credibility of his agency. He also called on the people to give the Police the necessary support to carry out their duty of protecting lives and properties and assures the group of a sustainable Police-community partnership to strengthen Police presence in the LG.
Leader of the group, Mr. Luka Binniyat, said, they have confidence in the Police and they believe they will be neutral during the Saturday”s rescheduled election and that their visit was aimed at reminding the Police of the expectations of the people on them and to further strengthen the corporation between the Police and the people.
Barr. Kasai Arung, a member of the Concerned Citizens lamented that, what has emboldened insecurity in Zangon-Kataf LGA is partly as a result of lack of trust on the security agents. Saying, the security agents in some quarters were not viewed as allies but, brutish against the natives. He urged the Police to change their approach to make them more friendly.
He went further to say that the LG has had its fair share of hostility and volatility and anything that will trigger any further crisis should not be tolerated.
The Concerned Citizens of Zangon-Kataf was made up of Luka Binniyat, Barr. Kasai Arung, Mercy Swanta, Edward Auta, Joseph Auta and Bomba Dauda.