The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, under the leadership of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, is set to deploy over 34,000 Police Personnel to Anambra State, for the Governorship election, holding on November 6, 2021, Page 36 learnt.
The IGP disclosed this while meeting with various State Police Commissioners and Heads of Formations, in Abuja.
According to him, 3 helicopters will also be deployed for surveillance during the poll, in addition to animals, and other equipment.
He further stated that the Police is collaborating with sister Agencies, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure the conduct of a peaceful election in the State.
During the strategic meeting, which held at the Force Headquarters, with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force, PMF, Squadrons in the country, the IGP said that the Force will channel its resources to contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East.
He also stated that the Leadership of the NPF has commenced the reorganisation, 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 charged the Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles, to ensure their Personnel demonstrate a high level of professionalism, firmness, courage, and respect for human rights, while carrying out their duties.
IGP Baba further noted that the NPF in the coming days, will be implementing a robust national security action plan, to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country.
He said that an integral part of the plan would be to protect Personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, noting 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”.
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