The Benue State police command says it arrested about twenty six (26) suspects during the just concluded Governorship/State Assembly elections.
A statement by the police public relations officer Sewuese Anene says the offences include political thuggery/ illegal possession of firearms, snatching of ballot boxes and intimidation of voters.
Exhibits recovered from them include; three (3) locally made pistols, cutlasses, knives and wraps of weed suspected to be indian hemp.
While condemning these acts, the Commissioner of Police, Benue State CP. Wales Abass ordered detailed investigation into these case and promised to deal with suspects in accordance with the laws.
The CP enjoined the good people of Benue State to go about their normal activities and be assured that the command is committed to protection of lives and property during and after elections.
He added that, the command has special deployments for post election security management.