January 28, 2023

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Police dedicated to addressing insecurity for credible elections in 2023 — IGP

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The Inspector Normal of Police, Usman Baba, has reiterated the dedication of the Nigerian police in managing safety challenges that may come up earlier than, throughout and after the 2023 election.

IGP Usman Baba said this in the course of the opening ceremony of a workshop on Election Safety Administration for Police Officers within the North-West zone in Kano Wednesday

The IGP was represented by the Assistant Inspector Normal of Police in command of zone 1, Mr. Sadiq Bello.

He mentioned the officers can be skilled on varied strategies of managing safety challenges to allow the nation to conduct credible elections.

“We’re making ready the minds of the law enforcement officials to be prepared in confronting safety challenges that may come up, to make sure a profitable election.

“There are a number of expectations on the police and different safety businesses because the election is by the nook.

Earlier, the previous Inspector Normal of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, mentioned they have been assured that the election would maintain regardless of the present safety challenges within the nation.

“That’s the reason the IGP initiatives must be recommended, one side we’re very involved about is the brand new electoral regulation, 2022.

“We believed that our officers must be conversant with the provisions of those legal guidelines.

“And most significantly, on the difficulty of inter-agency collaboration, it’s true that the police is the lead company, however we work in cooperation with different safety businesses.

He mentioned the trainers have been anticipated to step down the coaching to the law enforcement officials and males of their instructions.

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Additionally talking, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano state council, Mr. Abbas Ibrahim, assured help of the media in making certain a hitch-free election.

The workshop theme is entitled: “The 2023 Normal Elections: Enhancing Nationwide Safety Capability for a Safe and Credible Electoral Course of in Nigeria”.

The workshop was organised by the Nigeria Police Pressure, in collaboration with Photo voltaic Safety and Seek the advice of Firm restricted.