Anambra Election: IGP says police committed to securing public space

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…..Assures Safe and Secure Electoral Process in Anambra State

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, on Wednesday assured the nation of the commitment of the Police securing the public space and upholding the democratic values ahead of the November 6th, 2021, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.

The IGP gave the assurance during a strategic meeting held at the Headquarters, Abuja, with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in the country, as part of efforts specifically contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East and particularly guarantee a safe and secure environment for the elections.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, CP Frank Mba made available to Sundiata Post.

According to the statement, the IGP further stated that the leadership of the 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.

He therefore charged the Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles to ensure their personnel demonstrate high level of professionalism, firmness, courage and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties.  

The IGP noted that the Nigeria Police 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 including the protection of personnel and materials of the and critical national infrastructure.

The Police boss stated 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.

The IGP reiterated that the 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.