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2019 Election: IGP Adamu Orders Tight Security Around INEC Facilities



IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered round-the-clock security for all Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and facilities nationwide.

In a statement by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, the IGP directed Command Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six states of the Federation and FCT to put in place adequate, functional and purposeful security arrangements aimed at protecting all INEC offices and materials from all forms of crimes and mischief- before, during and after the elections.

Adamu also ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to monitor compliance level of Commands under their jurisdiction with this directive.

He charged them to ensure that no breach of security of any kind occurs within and around INEC facilities under their watch.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police assures Nigerians of the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to deliver on its mandate of providing a safe and enabling environment for the conduct of the general election.

He reiterates the commitment of the Force to providing a level playing field for all political actors while remaining professional and apolitical in the discharge of its responsibilities.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.