The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 13 (Awka), Anambra State, AIG Abutu Yaro, will supervise 4 Commissioners of Police deployed to Rivers State for the 2023 General Elections.
The CP’s are CP Yomi Olanrewaju, CP Samuel Musa, CP Lanre B. Sikiru, and CP Aderemi Adeoye, coordinating the State Headquarters.
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Okon Effiong has been redeployed for election duty in Enugu State.
SECURITY AGENCIES WARNING CRIMINALS TO KEEP OFF DURING ELECTIONS
Ahead of the general elections, the security agencies in Abia State have send strong signals to the elements who said elections will not hold in the South East region.
In a joint confidence patrol in Umuahia the Abia State capital by all Security Agencies in the State, the Commissioner of police Mustapha Mohammed said there is no hiding place for the criminals as they have come up with strategies to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls in the State.
The Commissioner of police who is collaborating with the military in the State urged the citizens to go out on election day to perform their legitimate duty without fair of molestation.
POLICE OPERATIVES EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE BOARD
The Nigeria Police Trust Fund has organized a re-orientation programmes for police operatives across the country to get them prepared for the elections.
Tagged the Role of the Nigeria Police in Credible Elections, the programme is meant to get the police to respect the voting rights of the electorate.
It’s 3 days to the Presidential and National Assembly elections and all eyes are on the police- the lead agency for providing election security.
More than 300,000 police operatives are being mobilized for the polls.
Their conduct will largely affect the outcome of the elections.
This programme organised by the Nigeria Police Trust Fund is meant to put the police in the right frame of mind for the elections.
It will get them to understand the voting rights of the electorate and how they should be treated at the polling units
What remains is how the police will use the knowledge gained to uphold the rights of the voters.
AHEAD ELECTIONS: “CREATE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR VOTING”, IGP CHARGES POLICE COMMANDERS, AS POLICE HOLD GRAND FINALE TRAINING.
The Inspector General of Police has tasked field commanders to police the elections against adversaries who don’t want the polls to hold.
Usman Alkali says police operatives must create an enabling environment for the polls.
All eyes are on Nigeria as it prepares for the Presidential and National Assembly Election scheduled to hold on Saturday.
Just like the electoral umpire is putting finishing touches to its logistics, the police – which is the lead agency for policing the elections – converge on the International Conference centre finetune their strategy.
The training which is the final in the series for the polls, is coming amid a spike in protests against the cash crunch and fuel crisis.
The police chief had envisaged a spike in politically motivated violence but what he didn’t for see is the civil disobedience triggers the redesign of the Naira.
Security and law enforcement agencies are deploying for the elections to complement the police.
Kogi govt condemns attack on Local Govt Secretariat, says masterminds’ll be fished out, dealt with
The Kogi State Government has condemned, in the strongest terms, an explosion which affected a section of the Okehi Local Government Secretariat Complex, saying that the security agencies have been charged to unravel the masterminds of the attack.
According to the state government, preliminary findings have shown that no casualty was recorded as a result of the proactive measures anchored on the state’s iron-cast security architecture.
The Commissioner for Information and Communications in the state, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement on Tuesday said Government was on top of the situation and had immediately put in place further measures to keep the people safe before, during and after the elections.
“This is our responsibility to all Kogites irrespective of their political affiliations. Those behind this would be fished out and severely dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others in their league,” the state government said.
Fanwo called on residents of Okehi Local Government Area and indeed the entire Kogi Central Senatorial District to remain calm, while urging parents to properly guide their wards against being used as political thugs in the forthcoming elections.
“Government will be unsparingly decisive in dealing with issues of political thuggery before, during and after the elections,” he stressed.
The statement read, “The Kogi State Government condemns in the strongest of terms, the attack in Okehi Local Government Area that affected a section of the Okehi Local Government Secretariat Complex. It is an act of cowardice that will continue to fail in the attempt by enemies of the people to compromise the peace and security we enjoy in Kogi State.
“We wish to call on residents of Okehi Local Government Area and indeed the entire Kogi Central Senatorial District to remain calm as Government is on top of the situation and further measures have been immediately deployed to keep them safe before, during and after the elections. This is our responsibility to all Kogites irrespective of their political affiliations. Those behind this will be fished out and severely dealt with to serve as a deterrent to others in their league.
“Preliminary findings have shown that no casualty was recorded as a result of the proactive measures anchored on our iron-cast security architecture. Security agencies have been charged to unravel the masterminds of the attack and we assure our people that those behind such a dastardly act will not be spared from justice.
“We call on parents to properly guide their wards against being used as political thugs in the forthcoming elections as Government will be unsparingly decisive in dealing with issues of political thuggery before, during and after the elections.
“We urge the people of Okehi and the entire Kogi Central to go about their normal businesses as Government has put machineries in place to guarantee their security. Kogi will continue to be the safest state in Nigeria.”