Off Cycle Elections: IGP orders distribution of new vehicles, logistics for security management

… Warns Against Unruly Acts

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, has ordered the distribution of additional vehicles and other logistics to the Kogi, Bayelsa and Imo states to intensify security arrangements for the coming elections.

A statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday 5th November 2023, says the IGP ordered distribution of 220 operational vehicles, including water canons, Armored Personnel Carriers, helmets, bullet proof vests, tear gas canisters.

The statement said the directive is in a bid to have smooth electioneering processes in the forthcoming off cycle Gubernatorial elections scheduled for 11th November, 2023.

The IGP had earlier organised trainings for the police officers involved in the election security management for the forthcoming elections and sought the approval of the Federal Government for the payment of their allowances and other necessary support to boost the morale of the officers during the operations.

The IGP urged all stakeholders in the 3 states to embrace peace, uphold the sanctity of the rule of law and be law-abiding in their endeavours before, during and after the elections, as the Police and other security agencies have been placed on alert to avert any unruly acts capable of disrupting the elections in any of the states.

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