Police authorities in Kano have arrested 161 persons for ballot box snatching, and other electoral offenses.
Amongst the suspects is a present house of assembly member, Isiaku Danja.
Kano Police Commissioner, Muhammad Gumel, who disclosed this in a briefing on Sunday, said the suspects were arrested for carrying out the acts during the governorship and state house of assembly elections in the North West state.
Asides from ballot box snatching, some of the suspects were nabbed for vote buying and attempting to burn an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state. Some weapons were also recovered from them.
“We had a total of 161 arrests made during the elections. These arrests were made for offenses such as ballot box snatching, vote buying, and attempting to burn an INEC office,” he said.
“We are committed to ensuring that the electoral process is peaceful and free of any form of violence, and we will not hesitate to bring to justice anyone who tries to disrupt this process.”