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Ahead of Saturdays Election, Police deploys robust security nationwide, bans VIP escorts

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Ahead of the Presidential/National Assembly Elections scheduled for Saturday, 23rd February, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A  Adamu has deployed robust security nationwide.


The IGP has directed the Deputy Inspector Generals to the six (6) geo-political zones of the Country to ensure adequate security presence, coordination, supervision and implementation of security strategies for the election in all Polling Units, Registration Area Centres (RACs), Super RACs, Collation Centres, INEC offices, Government and critical National Infrastructures, flash and vulnerable points across the States of the federation.

Similarly, the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in the Twelve (12) Zonal Commands and the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the Thirty Six (36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been directed by the IGP to beef-up security in their respective areas and to work closely with the Senior Police Officers deployed on election duties to the three (3) senatorial districts and form part of security management base for each State. They are to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch., has ordered a water-tight and robust security arrangement across the 36 states of the federation to ensure adequate preparation and smooth election process.

To support this notion, the Deputy Inspector Generals of Police have deployed men to the six (6) geo-political zones of the Country to ensure adequate security presence, coordination, supervision and implementation of security strategies for the election in all Polling Units, Registration Area Centres (RACs), Super RACs, Collation Centres, INEC offices, Government and critical National Infrastructures, flash and vulnerable points across the States of the federation.

While the Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) in the Twelve (12) Zonal Commands and the Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the Thirty Six (36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been directed by the IGP to beef-up security in their respective areas and to work closely with the Senior Police Officers deployed on election duties to the three (3) senatorial districts and form part of security management base for each State. They are to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch.

Inspector Adamu in conclusion, charged all security personnels to discharge their election duties by being patriotic, professional, unbiased and apolitical.

On police persons escorting VIPs to polling units, he says, "On no account should any policeman or woman attached to VIPs be seen escorting their principal to the polling unit or moving around with them on the day of election as any police officer caught will be arrested and dealt with accordingly."

He also call on the public to be law abiding and shun all forms of violence.

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