olice in Taraba on Saturday rescued the four members of the committee to conduct primary elections of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Senate and House of Representatives from being lynched.
Aggrieved party members waylaid the quartet at Pupile, a community between Yola and Jaingo, having gotten wind of a rumour that they were conniving with a faction to manipulate the election results.
Rumour had it that the committee members, led by Dr Muhammad Alkali stopped at Pupule, a few miles from Jalingo and met with the faction to hand over pre-determined election results.
A mob rushed to the community with intent to lynch the electoral committee members, but the quick intervention by the police saved the situation.
Commissioner of Police in Taraba, Mr Abimbola Shokoya, said police had taken custody of the committee members but were not interested in dabbling into partisan politics.
Shokoya stressed that the police were under obligation to ensure the security of lives and property of the people at all costs.
He stressed that the situation had been brought under control.