Rivers election: Police speak on clash with army

The Nigerian police has assured Nigerians that the conflict between its officers and the army has been resolved.

Police spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, made this known in Abuja, at a joint news briefing by spokespersons of the police and the military at the Defence headquarters.

Mba spoke on behalf of Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Acting Director, Defence Information (DDI) and his counterparts of the Army, Navy and Air Force, NAN reports.

On the crisis between the police and the military over the Rivers incident, Mba said it had been resolved, assuring that both agencies were no longer at loggerhead.

“The two security agencies are working in synergy to guarantee peaceful and secure environment for all law-abiding Nigerians to exercise their civic right of voting.

“In keeping to this mandate, we want to reiterate our joint commitment to the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming supplementary elections scheduled for March 23, 2019.’’

He, however, warned that any person or group of persons who may attempt to truncate the supplementary elections would be made to face the law irrespective of status.

Mba commiserated with the relations, friends and associates of some Nigerians, civilians and security agents, who lost their lives during the elections.

He said that no election was worth the live of any Nigerian, be it security personnel or civilian, and prayed for the repose of their souls.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says collation and announcement of results for the Rivers governorship election will take place between 2nd and 5th of April, 2019.

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