Guber Elections: IGP Directs CPs, Strategic Commanders To Protect Electoral Process

…. As IGP Assures Electorates of Adequate Security, Level-Playing Ground

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has directed all Commissioners of Police and Strategic Commanders posted for the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly election duties to mobilize all resources at their disposal to defend electorates, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and sensitive materials, as well as the electoral process during the conduct of elections on 11th March 2023.

A statement on Wednesday, 8th March 2023 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the IGP has ordered strategic deployments by the developed standard operating procedure for polling units to ensure maximum protection against intimidation, harassment, and assault on law-abiding citizens during the electoral process.

The IGP equally charged all election commanders in various states to take up complaints of intimidation, harassment, and assault reported by individuals/groups for proper investigation.

He therefore, assured all Nigerians, particularly electorates and INEC officials that the Nigeria Police Force is in synergy with other security agencies to ensure adequate security and protection of fundamental rights nationwide.