From Haruna Tula – Abuja
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered an adequate deployment of supporting personnel and additional logistics for effective election security management during the forthcoming supplementary elections scheduled for Saturday 15th April, 2023 in 2,660 polling units, 185 Local Government Areas across 24 states.
The additional support includes the deployment of personnel, operational vehicles, non-lethal weapons, personal protective equipment (body armor), anti-riot equipment etc.
In the same vein, the IGP has directed all supervising senior police officers in charge of jurisdictions where the supplementary elections will be held, particularly the supplementary gubernatorial elections in Adamawa and Kebbi states, to ensure the emplacement of adequate manpower and other resources for effective policing of the electoral process.
While urging all electorates in the affected states to come out en masse to exercise their franchise and be law-abiding while maintaining peace and orderliness, he assured that the Police is poised to ensure the emplacement of a proper security arrangement for the supplementary polls to ensure that the elections are conducted in a peaceful and secure environment.
The Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the story.
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