IGP directs police commissioners, commanders to protect electoral process

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Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has directed all Commissioners of Police and Strategic Commanders posted for the governorship and state Houses of Assembly election duties to defend the electorate, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), sensitive materials and the electoral process during the conduct of elections on 11th March 2023.

Similarly, the IGP has ordered strategic deployments in accordance with the developed standard operating procedure for polling units to ensure maximum protection against intimidation, harassment, and assault on law-abiding citizens during the electoral process.

He equally charged all election commanders in various states to take up complaints of intimidation, harassment, and assault reported by individuals/groups for proper investigation.

The IGP assured Nigerians, particularly the electorate and INEC officials that the Police is in synergy with other security agencies to ensure adequate security and protection of fundamental rights nationwide.

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