Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector-General Of Police, IGP
Mohammed Adamu, Acting Inspector-General Of Police, IGP

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 323 persons across the country for alleged electoral offences during the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The force had earlier arrested 128 persons for alleged electoral offences.

The Acting Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu, made this known during a meeting with officers in the ranks of Commissioners of Police and above on Monday in Abuja.

He said that two officers of the force paid the supreme price while some others were assaulted and injured while discharging their duties during the polls.

Adamu said that the Special Election Investigation Team had been directed to investigate all the cases, liaising with INEC to ensure prosecution.

He said that the perpetrators of the violence would be fished out and brought to justice no matter their status.

The police boss reassured Nigerians and the international community of the commitment of the force to work closely with INEC and other sister security agencies towards a peaceful election.