The Inspector General of Police IGP Suleiman Abba has deployed Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police to supervise the gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections in different states.This deployment is in addition to the deployment of six Deputy Inspector-General of Police to coordinate Police activities in the six geo-political zones.
Also, due to the volatile nature of activities in Rivers, Special Forces have been deployed to oversee electoral activities in the State.
This is contained in a statement Thursday by the Force Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu.
According to the statement, the 16 AIGs affected by the deployment are: “AIG Usman A. Gwary – Abia State, AIG Olufemi Adenaike – Kwara State, AIG Mbu J. Mbu – Ogun State, AIG Patrick Dey Dokumor – Kaduna State, AIG Tambari Y. Muhammed – Jigawa State, and AIG Mohammed Jinjiri Abubakar – Gombe State.
Others are: “AIG Ikemefuna R. Okoye – Oyo State, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin – Rivers State, AIG Jubril O. Adeniji – Bauchi State, AIG Yerima Irimiya – Imo State, AIG Baba Adisa Bolanta – Akwa Ibom State, AIG Lawal Tanko – Lagos State, AIG Ballah M. Nasarawa – Benue State, AIG Musa Abdulsalam Daura – Edo State, AIG Aderele T. Shinaba – Plateau State and AIG Bala A. Hassan – Sokoto State.
To ensure adequate security, four Commissioners of Police have also been deployed for election duties to the following States: CP Sam Okaula – Anambra State; CP E. J. Ibine – Ekiti State; CP Adamu Mohammed Enugu State; and CP Valentine Ntomchukwu -Osun State.
In addition to the officers, Abba also deployed Commissioners of Police to command each of the Senatorial Zones of these States; Gombe, Bauchi, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Benue, Edo, Plateau and Sokoto.
On the deployment to Rivers state, the following Special Units deployed are: “32 Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), 4 Units of Counter terrorism Units (CTU), 4 Units of Special Protection Units (SPU) and 6 Crack Teams of Detectives from Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and complements of Intelligence officers”.
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