Re-run polls IGP orders CPs to beef-up security

In view of the forthcoming Re-run Elections in 28 federal and state constituencies, covering one Senatorial District, 12 House of Representatives and 15 House of Assembly seats on Saturday, January 25, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive security arrangement for all INEC offices and facilities in the 11 affected states across the country.

This was contained in a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DSP Frank Mba, Friday in Abuja.

According to the statement, “Consequently, Commissioners of Police (CPs) in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun and Sokoto states, where the elections will be conducted, have been directed to put in place adequate security arrangements towards ensuring hitch-free elections and a level playing ground for all the candidates and parties in the elections.” The spokesperson further stated that personnel deployed have been strictly warned to abide by the laws guiding the conduct of officers on election duty.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police has reiterated that officers deployed for the elections will be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities.

The IGP, therefore, enjoined politicians and candidates standing for the elections as well as the electorates, to ensure strict conformity to the rule of law.

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