April 1, 2023

Governorship Election: IGP Strengthened Gombe Police Command With Personnel, Anti-Riot Gear, And Other Resources

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…..CP charges officers and men of the command to remain apolitical, and exhibit a high level of alertness and professionalism.

The Inspector-General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba has deployed additional officers and men to the Gombe Police command towards the March 18 Gubernatorial Election.

According to a press release signed by the Gombe State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar said that the personnel is drawn from the Police Mobile Force, Police Special Forces, IGP Election Monitoring team, and other tactical teams of the force to boost the commanding strength, checkmate political thuggery and other related electoral offenses to adequately secure the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Elections in the State.

The Command spokesperson further said that in addition to boosting the strength of the command, other operational assets have been added which comprise operational vehicles, Personnel protective gadgets, and anti-riot equipment with Armoured Personnel Carrier also have been allocated from the Force Headquarters Abuja to improve the operational and conventional outfits of the command.

He also said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Oqua Etim has directed the deployment and distribution of acquired gadgets to Area Commands, Divisional Police Headquarters, and other tactical squads to effectively put the equipment in good use.

He also commended the effort of officers in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the presidential elections and ensue them to replicate same during the forthcoming gubernatorial elections as Police remains neutral and apolitical in the Electoral process.

The CP assured members of the public to keep calm and at the same time warned troublemakers to stay away from causing problems during the polls as the command will in collaboration with other security agencies ensure that the elections are peaceful.

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