Election: IGP sets up teams for effective deployment

The Inspector General of Police (IG), Alkali Usman, has constituted different teams for the effective deployment of operatives before, during, and after the polls.

This includes an Election Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Team.

The teams, according to the police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, would be headed by the Vice President, INTERPOL, and Head of National Crime Bureau (NCB), AIG Garba Baba Umar.

Adejobi added that it would comprise seasoned officers across the country with vast knowledge of election security management.

Adejobi said: “The IGP has similarly appointed the Vice President (INTERPOL) and Head of National Crime Bureau (NCB), AIG Garba Baba Umar, as the National Coordinator of the team of experienced and seasoned Police Officers with vast knowledge in election security management, to be assisted by other team members including the Force Secretary, AIG Habu Sani, CP Election Monitoring, CP Basil Idegwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

“The team also comprises seven other Commissioners of Police, 15 Deputy Commissioners of Police, 30 Assistant Commissioners of Police, 30 Chief Superintendents of Police, and 16 Strategic Officers of other ranks.

“The IGP, while reiterating the commitment of the police to ensuring that the elections are safe, secure, credible, and in line with global best practices, tasked the team too, amongst other things, ensure the propriety of deployments, give real-time coverage of the electoral process and safeguard against hostile external and internal influence using INTERPOL, anti-cybercrime and intelligence tools and assets of the Nigeria Police Force.”

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