IGP Orders Distribution Of New Vehicles, Logistics For Security Management

…. As IGP Warns Against Unruly Acts

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has ordered the distribution of additional 220 operational vehicles, including water cannons, Armored Personnel Carriers, helmets, bulletproof vests, tear gas canisters, etc, to the 3 affected states to intensify security arrangements for the elections in a bid to have smooth electioneering processes in the forthcoming off cycle Gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States scheduled for 11th November 2023.

A statement on Sunday, 5th November 2023 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that earlier, the IGP had organized training for the police officers who are involved in the election security management for the forthcoming elections and sought the approval of the Federal Government for the payment of their allowances and other necessary support to boost the morale of the officers during the operations.

The IGP, therefore, urges all stakeholders in the 3 states to embrace peace, uphold the sanctity of the rule of law and be law-abiding in their endeavours before, during, and after the elections as the Police and other security agencies have been placed on alert to avert any unruly acts capable of disrupting the elections in any of the states.

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