The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) says for the Anambra State elections, the Police are committed to securing the public space.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has assured the nation of the commitment of the Force to secure the public space and upholding the democratic values ahead of the November 6th, 2021, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.

The IGP gave the assurance, today, 13th October 2021, during a strategic meeting held at the Force Headquarters,

Abuja, with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in the country, as part of efforts to specifically

contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East and particularly guarantee a safe and secure environment for the elections.

Furthermore, The IGP stated that the leadership of the Force has commenced the reorganization, re-equipping,

training, and re-orientation of the PMF with the goal of strengthening its operational capacity and re-situating

the unit to accomplish the task of confronting violent crimes in the country.

Also, The IGP charged the Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles to ensure their personnel

demonstrates a high level of professionalism, firmness, courage, and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties.

The IGP on Anambra Elections

However, The IGP noted that the Nigeria Police Force in the coming days will be implementing a robust national security action plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country in addition to securing the electoral processes in the Anambra State Gubernatorial election including the protection of personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and critical national infrastructure. The IGP noted that the Police Mobile Force, will as usual, form a critical component of the operational plan, to deter any subversive elements that could threaten or disrupt the smooth conduct of the election.

Finally, The IGP reiterated that the Force will continue to do all within its powers to combat all forms of criminality and violent crimes including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, and violent extremism, amongst others, across the country.

By Taiyelolu A

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