Al-amin Abubakar —
Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali yesterday thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for inaugurating a purpose-built, ultra-modern, and well furnished State Command Headquarters; Police Secondary School; and Tertiary Police Hospital in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital
Alkali also assured the President and Nigerians that the Nigeria Police are fully prepared for the upcoming 2023 General Elections and would remain apolitical in compliance with the presidential directive.
Ahead of their deployment of for the February 25th general elections, the Nigerian Police Chief stated that the newly passed out constables are being posted on field operations to their Local Government Areas in line with Mr President’s directives.
‘‘In furtherance to this, we have exposed our personnel to specialized election security management trainings, developed Code of Conduct Handbook to guide the Police and other national security agencies that will be involved in the exercise,’’ he said.
He added that the Force has also perfected the logistics and manpower mobilization framework, and fine-tuned the Election Security Operational Action Plan in conjunction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Military, Intelligence Community, and other Sister Security Agencies.
The IGP thanked the President for the annual recruitment of ten thousand police Constables over a five-year period, adding that the Presidential consideration has significantly bridged the manpower gap in the Force and broadly strengthened their capacity to effectively police the electoral process.