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  •  Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
     Serving and retired police officers family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Serving and retired police officers, family pay tributes to late Tafa Balogun

    Some retired senior police officers and family members have described the late former Inspection-General of Police (I-GP), Mr Tafa Balogun as one of the best cops Nigeria ever produced.

    The retired officers paid glowing tributes to the late Balogun in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday at his Ikoyi, Lagos residence.

    Many said Balogun was one Inspector-General of Police that brought great reforms to the force.

    Mr Tunde Alapinni, a retired Assistance Inspector-General of Police (AIG) and one-time Force Spokesman, said the impact made by Balogun could not be ignored.

    Alapinni said that Balogun was devoted to the transformation of the police and its personnel.

    In his own tribute, retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) Waheed Kassim, described the late Balogun as a dear brother and friend, stressing that his death was shocking.

    For DIG David Omojola, it was too early for Balogun, whom he described as his “Big Boss’’ to leave this earth suddenly.

    “However, we are consoled that he impacted positively on our lives.

    His tenure as I-G witnessed tremendous and good policing,’’ Kassim said.

    Mr Edward Ajogun, a retired Commissioner of Police (CP) and one- time Personal Assistance to Balogun as I-GP, said his former boss was always thinking positively about the Nigeria Police Force and security of Nigeria.

    Ajogun said that Balogun brought lots of reforms into the police including the creation of female mobile police.

    He also introduced computer training for officers, mass promotion for officers stranded for years and ensuring that officers were promoted according to seniority.

    He said that under Balogun, the Force had credible staff list which was used for promotion, stressing that the late I-GP was a unifier, encouraging officers to work as a team.

    Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, Mr Abiodun Alabi, described late Balogun as a visionary leader and a mentor to many retired and serving officers.

    Alabi said that anytime he visited the late I-GP, he always drew attention to how best Lagos should be policed.

    “The Force will miss his wealth of experience.

    It is his mentorship that has piloted some of us to where we are today in the Force,’’Alabi said.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State CID, Mr Fayoade Adegoke, described the late I-GP as, “a great dad, benefactor, mentor, super cop who revolutionised the Force as an I-GP.

    ’’ The first son of the deceased, Mr Abayomi Balogun, said that his father never changed one bit before his death as an advocate of doing anything that was right.

    He said many people misunderstood his father as a strict person, stressing that members of the family were not exempted from such strictness.

    He described his father as a brilliant officer, father, who always attracted standing ovations at occasions, local or international wherever he was made to deliver speeches or lectures.

    The second daughter of late Balogun, Ms Bolale Balogun, said her father would be greatly missed for many things, including food recipes, words pronunciation, reading and responsible behaviour.

    “My father taught me that there is no alternative to success than to follow due process in all things.

    “He made me tough like himself.

    If he wants to punish you for doing wrong, it is 24 strokes of the cane; because of this, no one dares get into daddy’s trouble,’’ she recollected.

    The former police boss died at Reddington Hospital in Lagos on Balogun will be buried on Saturday in Osun. He was Nigeria’s 21st indigenous Inspector-General of Police.

    He served as IG-P during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

    He joined the Nigerian Police Force in May 1973 as member of Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Course 3. Balogun attended the University of Lagos and graduated in 1972 with a B.

    A. in Political Science.

    He worked in various police commands and rose through the ladder to become IG-P.

    Balogun was at a time the Principal Staff Officer to former Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo, and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Edo, and pioneer Commissioner of Police in Delta.

    He was also CP in Rivers and Abia states.

    Balogun, a fellow of the premier highest military institution in Nigeria, the National War College, later became an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone One, Kano, from where he was named the 21st I-GP of Police on March 6, 2002.
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  •  Anambra guber Ifeanyi Uba Andy Uba others sign Peace Accord
    Anambra guber: Ifeanyi Uba, Andy Uba, others sign Peace Accord
     Anambra guber Ifeanyi Uba Andy Uba others sign Peace Accord
    Anambra guber: Ifeanyi Uba, Andy Uba, others sign Peace Accord
    Headlines9 months ago

    Anambra guber: Ifeanyi Uba, Andy Uba, others sign Peace Accord

    Former head of state Abdulsalami Abubakar urged candidates for Saturday's governorate in Anambra, political leaders and residents to commit to peace.

    Abubakar made this appeal Thursday to Awka during the signing of the peace agreement by the candidates for the post of governor.

    The event was organized by the National Committee for Peace, NPC.

    Mr Abubakar, who is also the chairman of the peace committee, said the deal was important given the history of electoral violence in the country.

    “In Nigeria almost every election has been accompanied by violent ballot tearing down, vote buying, outright disruption of the process, and in some cases intimidation of ordinary citizens who simply want to choose. a ruler who will rule them.

    “We, the members of the National Peace Committee, came to Anambra to support a peaceful electoral process.

    “We cherish Anambra and we cherish the peace and unity of Nigeria. Most importantly, we want to contribute our own quota to see that the governor election in Anambra is devoid of violence.

    “The signing of the peace agreement today (Thursday) is not a simple exercise, it is indeed a call to the bugle so that all the candidates, the political parties and all the inhabitants of Anambra engage in a peaceful process.

    “We call on all candidates, political parties and their supporters to accept the outcome of the ballot, as long as it is deemed free, fair and credible.

    “The president of INEC assured me that all efforts were in place to guarantee free and fair elections.

    “We all have a responsibility to deepen the cause of democracy in all parts of Nigeria.

    "We want every Nigerian to start enjoying the fruits of democracy, this can only happen when there is peace and stability," Abubakar said.

    He expressed the hope that everyone in the state would play the rule to ensure peace.

    In his remarks, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said that without peace, the innovations introduced by INEC for credible elections would be compromised.

    Yakubu said it was necessary for every stakeholder to respect the rule to achieve successful and peaceful elections on Saturday.

    “INEC has done everything possible to ensure credible elections in Anambra under very difficult circumstances.

    “I would like to call on all parties, candidates and other actors to play their part in favor of the peace agreement.

    "Without peace, our deployment plans, our innovations in voter accreditation, results management, the security of electoral personnel and materials, the security of all accredited observers and, ultimately, credibility. polls would be compromised.

    “That is why you must all support this peace agreement in particular and the work of the National Peace Committee in general.

    "Those who signed the peace agreement must respect its letters and its spirit," Yakubu said.

    He expressed optimism that the elections would be peaceful and that the result would represent the will of the people, as was the case in the elections for governors of Edo and Ondo states in 2020.

    “We believe Anambra cannot be different from Edo and Ondo states.

    "For this reason, we are also confident that just like Edo and Ondo states, Saturday's elections will be peaceful and the outcome will reflect the will of Anambra voters," Yakubu said.

    Inspectorate General of Police Usman Baba urged the people of Anambra to show the peace, diligence and hard work they are known for.

    Baba, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the South East, Joseph Egbunike, said it would come as a surprise to Nigerians if the people of Anambra did not live up to the standards that had been imposed in the country.

    He pledged that police and other security personnel deployed for the election would be professional in carrying out their duties.

    He warned, however, that anyone who wanted to disrupt the state's peace would be dealt with.

    “We all agreed that we need peace. Do not allow the peace of Anambra to be changed, ”he said.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the leaders of the 18 political parties and their candidates participating in the elections subsequently signed the peace agreement.

    Candidates included Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and 15 others.

    NOPE

  •  Why Buhari ended I G Adamu s 3 month tenure extension
    Why Buhari ended I-G Adamu’s 3-month tenure extension
     Why Buhari ended I G Adamu s 3 month tenure extension
    Why Buhari ended I-G Adamu’s 3-month tenure extension
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Why Buhari ended I-G Adamu’s 3-month tenure extension

    By Ismaila Chafe

    Police Affairs Minister Maigari Dingyadi said the three-month extension of the mandate given to outgoing Inspector General of Police Muhammad Adamu was terminated after the completion of the selection process for a new IG.

    Dingyadi earlier announced the appointment of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Usman Baba as Acting Inspector General of Police.

    Usman's appointment had an immediate effect.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Buhari extended Adamu's tenure as IGP by three months on February 4.

    Adamu, however, spent two months and three days of the extended period.

    Reacting to the reasons why the president did not allow the outgoing IG to last the three months of its extension, the minister:

    “The president is aware of this and you cannot take this responsibility away from him; it is he who is responsible for appointing or extending terms of office.

    “He has now decided to appoint a new person. So please give him that responsibility and there is nothing we can do about it, ”he said.

    Dingyadi explained that the appointment of the acting IG followed a thorough check of a shortlist of suitably qualified police officers of the rank of DIG and AIG.

    He said all of the shortlisted candidates were police officers, eligible for appointment as an IG, in accordance with section 7, subsection 2 of the Nigerian Police Act (2020).

    The mandate of IG Mohammed Adamu, which ended on February 1, 2021, was extended by the president of the P to allow for a detailed process of appointing a new IG, in accordance with Article 15 (A) of the 1999 Constitution.

    ”After a thorough check of a shortlist of suitably qualified police officers of the rank of DIG and AIG, who are eligible police officers, eligible for appointment as IG, in accordance with section 7, Subsection 2 of the Nigerian Police Act (2020).

    And having regard to seniority, professionalism, service history and competence, the President approved the appointment of an interim IG, in the person of Usman Alkali Baba, with immediate effect.

    “These changes are part of the president's desire to reorganize the security architecture and ensure that the security challenges plaguing the nation are brought to an end.

    "The president therefore tasked the new appointee to take up the challenge to ensure that the police reform policy of this administration is fully prioritized and implemented to enable the police to act most effectively for peace and the safety of life and property of all Nigerians, "he said.

    The minister quoted the president as thanking the outgoing IG, Mohammed Adamu, for his professionalism and dedication to duty during the period of his tenure.

    "He wished him good luck in his future endeavors." (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •  Buhari appoints Usman Baba as Ag IGP
    Buhari appoints Usman Baba as Ag. IGP
     Buhari appoints Usman Baba as Ag IGP
    Buhari appoints Usman Baba as Ag. IGP
    Defence/Security1 year ago

    Buhari appoints Usman Baba as Ag. IGP

    By Ismaila Chafe

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Usman Baba as Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP).

    Police Affairs Minister Maigari Dingyadi confirmed this development when he spoke to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday.

    He said the appointment was effective immediately.

    Buhari had extended Mohammed Adamu's tenure as Inspector General of Police on February 4 by three months.

    Adamu spent two months and three days during the extended period. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •  IGP deploys 2 senior police officers as heads of operations administration
    IGP deploys 2 senior police officers as heads of operations, administration
     IGP deploys 2 senior police officers as heads of operations administration
    IGP deploys 2 senior police officers as heads of operations, administration
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    IGP deploys 2 senior police officers as heads of operations, administration

    Deployment

    Abuja, Nov. 3, 2020 The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has approved the posting of Mr Sanusi Lemu, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), as Head, Department of Operations of the Nigerian Police Force.

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said that the posting of Mr Usman Baba, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), as Head of the Department of Finance and Administration of the Force, had also been approved by the IGP.

    Mba said that the postings of the senior officers followed the recent retirement of the two DIGs heading the departments, Abdulmajid Ali (Operations) and Abduldahiru Danwawu (Finance and Administration).

    He said that the two erstwhile heads of the departments retired after the completion of their statutory years of service.

    According to him, the new DIG (Operations) holds a Bachelor of Education (B.A. Ed.) in Political Science and has attended several professional courses, including intermediate command course, senior command course and peace keeping training course.

    “A distinguished member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Lemu has held many command positions, including the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna and Bauchi Police Commands.

    “Until his new posting, he was the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 12 headquarters, Bauchi,” he said.

    Mba also said that the new head of Finance and Administration holds a Master degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor degree (B.A. Ed.) in Political Science.

    He added that Baba, a fellow of the National Defence College and member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, had attended several professional courses and workshops.

    The Yobe-born police officer had also held several strategic positions, including Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 5, Benin, Zone 4, Makurdi, Zone 7, Abuja and Commissioner of Police, FCT and Delta Commands.

    He was, until his new posting, the Force Secretary.

    Mba added that the IGP had also approved the posting of Mr Mustapha Dandaura, an AIG, as the Force Secretary and member of the Nigerian Police Force Management Team.

    He said that the posting of Dandaura followed the vacuum created by the posting of Baba, who was the former occupant of the position.

    The FPRO said that Dandaura, who was appointed into the Force on March 3, 1990, holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History from Bayero University, Kano.

    According to him, prior to the posting, Dandaura was the Force Provost Marshal, Force headquarters and had also served as the Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Anambra and Railway Police Commands.

    He quoted the IGP as calling on the newly-deployed officers to bring their vast experiences and professionalism to bear in their new offices to enhance the ongoing drive at repositioning the Force for improved service delivery.

    Mba said that the postings of the senior police officers were with immediate effect.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye and
    Source: NAN‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  EndSARS protest Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo
    EndSARS protest: Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo
     EndSARS protest Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo
    EndSARS protest: Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    EndSARS protest: Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo

    EndSARS protest: Makinde promises to rebuild burnt Police stations in Oyo

    Promise

    Ibadan,Nov. 2, 2020 Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has promised to rebuild police stations burnt during the EndSARS protest in the state.

    He also pledged to provide other logistics that would make the police work better.

    Makinde spoke on Monday when he visited the headquarters of the Oyo State Police Command in Eleyele.

    He was at the command to sympathise with them over the death of some officers and burning of their stations and patrol vehicles during the EndSARS protest.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer that five police officers were killed, 12 injured and five stations burnt during the EndSARS protest.

    The governor said that the family of the officers killed during the protest would be compensated from the N500 million fund earlier announced by the government.

    The fund is to cater for those who suffered losses during the protest.

    “The Commissioner of Police just handed over a document to me few minutes ago and it contains the request from the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police; stations that have to be rebuilt, logistics that have to be taken care of.

    “I have not read it, I stand before you to say that everything listed in it for us to do has been accepted and we will do it.

    ” The government has set up an initial N500 million fund, the family of the policemen that were killed will be compensated from the N500 million and I pray for the souls of the departed officers,” Makinde said.

    The governor said that the past few weeks had been a challenge for the Police in Oyo State and Nigeria in general, assuring that the Oyo State Government was solidly with them.

    He urged the officers to put behind what had happened and go back to work so as not to allow criminal-minded individuals to take over the state.

    “We need your cooperation to ensure that arsonists, anarchists are brought to book and I’m here to work with you to ensure that the burden you are carrying becomes light, ” Makinde said.

    Also speaking, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Leye Oyebade said whatever happened must not deter the officers from carrying out their constitutional responsibilities of protecting lives and property.

    “We need to move forward, the statutory responsibility of the police can not be given to any other security agencies.

    “Police must go back and take its rightful place and make the state calm.

    “We must work together to bring heinous crime to the barest minimum and we have to work with other security agencies,” Oyebade said.

    Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu, said the month of October was a sorrowful one, not only for Oyo State, but for the entire police force.

    “But this does not mean that life will not continue, we have to put that behind us and ensure that the state is properly secure,” he said.

    Enwonwu said that hoodlums could not be allowed to takeover the society.

    “The military and other security agencies supported us and they are with us,” he said.


    Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Oluwole Sogunle
    Source: NAN

  •  EndSARS Obaseki meets security chiefs warns violators of curfew
    EndSARS: Obaseki meets security chiefs, warns violators of curfew
     EndSARS Obaseki meets security chiefs warns violators of curfew
    EndSARS: Obaseki meets security chiefs, warns violators of curfew
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    EndSARS: Obaseki meets security chiefs, warns violators of curfew

    Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Tuesday met with Security Chiefs in the State following the continued #EndSARS protest which has taken a dangerous dimension across the state.

    The Governor, shortly after the meeting held at the Government House in Benin, announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on the state.

    Obaseki said that the meeting became necessary to analyse and assess the security development in the state.

    Obaseki said: “following the unfortunate development from the EndSARS protest over the last few days, we just concluded a security council meeting

    “We deliberated extensively on the security issues, fortunately, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Celestine Okoye, has come to support the command in maintaining law and other in the state.

    “You will recall that government imposed a 24-hour curfew on October 19 beginning from 4p.m.

    “I want to thank the law-abiding citizens of Edo for largely complying with the curfew.

    “However, we observed that a few hoodlums violated the curfew today, as a result, the security chiefs met and certain stern action will follow shortly,” he said.

    Also speaking, DIG Okoye said he was deployed to Edo to support the state command in maintaining law and order. in the state.

    Okoye, who also said that he was in the state to boost the morale of the people, warned hoodlums and miscreants to stay off the roads and streets.

    “I have come here to boost your morale and l want to also ask miscreants to please remain in their houses and be law abiding from now on.

    “Because you may meet something that is not good for you, if you don’t,” he warned.

    Those who attended the security meeting include DIG Okoye, Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, the Commandant of the NSCDC, and the Director of DSS, among others.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •  Police commission approves promotion of 175 officers
    Police commission approves promotion of 175 officers
     Police commission approves promotion of 175 officers
    Police commission approves promotion of 175 officers
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Police commission approves promotion of 175 officers

    The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 175 senior Police Officers and stepped down the promotion of 112 others.

    The Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    He said the approval was part of the high points of the ninth Plenary Meeting of the Commission,  presided over by the Chairman, Mr Musiliu Smith, in Abuja.

    Ani said one Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Mr Sanusi Lemu, was promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector – General of Police (DIG), to replace Mr Abdulmajid Ali, representing the North Central.

    He said one Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Mustapha Dandaura, was promoted to the substantive rank of AIG.

    “Also promoted are 167 Superintendents of Police to Chief Superintendents, three Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendents, two Assistant Superintendents of Police to Deputy Superintendents and four Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents.

    “The Commission stood down the promotion of 112 senior Police Officers for failure of the Inspector-General of Police to attach the Presidential approval for the creation of additional Police Zonal Commands and Departments where the vacancies were harvested.

     “Those affected by the step down are 13 Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General, eight Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners and 91 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners,” he said..

    He said the commission confirmed the acting appointments of 60 senior Police Officers including three CPs and four Deputy Commissioners.

    Ani said the acting appointments of three Chief Superintendents and three Superintendents of Police were also confirmed.

    He said the Commission’s decisions would be conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police on Monday for implementation.


    Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

  •  Independence Day Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos
    Independence Day: Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos
     Independence Day Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos
    Independence Day: Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Independence Day: Police Command warns against rallies in Lagos

    The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has instructed officers and men of the command to disallow any group from staging rallies or protests within the state to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria will attain 60 years as an independent country on Oct.1,2020 having gained independence from the British Government on Oct.1, 1960.

    Odumosu, in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Wednesday, said that the Lagos State Government had cancelled the ceremonial parade in adherence to COVID-19 regulations.

    According to him, the cancellation of the ceremonial parade by the state government is to discourage the gathering of more than 50 people inorder to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

    “We will not allow any gatherings, rallies or protests against the sovereignty of Nigeria in Lagos State as the country marks its 60th Independence anniversary,” Odumosu said.

    The commissioner appealed to parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to desist from being mobilised to wage war, join any rally or protest against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

    “Any youth arrested for such act will be prosecuted.

    “I urge the general public to be law-abiding and desist from violence and any act that is capable of disrupting the sovereignty of Nigeria,” Odumosu said.

    The statement also quoted Mr Celestine Okoye, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) , Department of Information and Communication Technology, as saying that it was important to maintain law and order in the state.

    Okoye also warned the officers and men of the command to act within the ambit of the law in every situation and repel any force capable of disintegrating the country.


    Edited By: Peter Dada
    Source: NAN

  •  Edo election I G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs political appointees
    Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, political appointees
     Edo election I G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs political appointees
    Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, political appointees
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Edo election: I-G bars security aides from accompanying VIPs, political appointees

    The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has barred security aides from accompanying VIPs and political appointees during the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo.

     

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

    He said the I-G had warned that anyone who flouted the order would be severely reprimanded.

    Mba said the I-G had also deployed the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Research and Planning,  Mr Adeleye Oyabade to supervise the general security arrangement for the election.

    “He the DIG will be assisted by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Federal Operations, Mr Karma Hassan  and eight other commissioners of Police.

    “The DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and due enforcement of all electoral laws during the election,” he said.

    He said the arrangement was in line with efforts of the police at ensuring apt coordination of security arrangements towards a hitch free election in the state.

    The FPRO said the I-G had charged officers and men on election duties in the state to ensure they work in line with standard best practices and adhere strictly with the approved Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for the elections.

    He said the I-G called on members of the public, particularly politicians, gubernatorial candidates and other relevant stakeholders in the state to cooperate with the police and other security agencies.

    He said the call was to assist the security agencies to perform their patriotic task of guaranteeing a hitch free governorship poll in the state.


    Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Felix Ajide
    Source: NAN