The Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, Garba Madami said that some thugs have been arrested ahead of Saturday elections in the state.

He said this during a news conference on the commission’s preparation for the Saturday elections. He added that raid on the thugs by the law enforcement agents was an action that would continue during and after the elections.

The REC said it was ensuring measures to prevent violence in the state. He also said the commission had trained security men on how to be civil and professional in their service during the elections.

Madami said the state was made up of 193 registration areas, wards, 1,872 polling units and 1,015 voting points totaling 2,887. He pointed out that all sensitive and non-sensitive materials had been dispatched to all the local government areas offices.

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