Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, Joseph Mbu, has said that it will be “fire for fire” during elections in his zone, declaring that he would not tolerate any pranks from politicians and their thugs.
At a meeting with police of the Ogun State Command at its Eleweran Headquarters, Abeokuta on Thursday, Mbu told his men to be battle-ready for the election, warning that if any of his men were shot, no less than twenty civilians would pay for it.
His words: “If one of my men is killed, I shall kill twenty of them but don’t shoot first. If they shoot you, shoot back in self-defence. Anybody who fires you, fire him back in self-defence.”
He also said: “You have the power to stop the governor. We are in a critical period. We are not para-military. We must be bold and brave. Keep an eagle eye on everybody. We are authorised by the constitution to arrest before, during and after election. Our role is to ensure free, fair and violence free election.”
Mr. Mbu came to national limelight following his prolonged rifts with the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi during his days as commissioner of police in the state.
Source: Premium Times