Nigeria

Police Boss Orders Heavy Security In 11 States Where Rerun Elections Holding

Ahead of the January 25, 2020, re-run elections in 28 federal and state constituencies, the inspector general of Police , Mohammed Adamu has ordered security beef up in the affected states.

Frank Mba, the force public relations officer, FPRO, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, January 25, 2020, in Abuja.

He said the I-G had ordered the Commissioners of Police, CPs, in the affected states to ensure comprehensive security arrangement for INEC offices and facilities.

Mba said the order was to ensure hitch-free elections and a level playing ground for all the candidates and parties in the elections.

He said the affected states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun and Sokoto.

The FPRO said the I-G had ordered police personnel deployed for the elections to strictly abide by rules guiding the conduct of officers on election duty.

Mba pledged that the officers would be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their duties.

He therefore, enjoined politicians, candidates and the electorate to ensure strict conformity to the rules of law during the elections.

The re-run elections, expected to take place in 11 states, would cover one Senatorial District, 12 House of Representatives and 15 State Houses of Assembly seats.