2023 Election: IGP orders immediate distribution of extra uniforms
…kits, anti-riot equipment
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the immediate distribution of additional batches of uniforms, kits, accoutrements and anti-riot equipment for police personnel who will be drafted to monitor the forthcoming general elections in different states.
The items comprised bullet-proof vests with armoured plates, ballistic helmets, long and short-range tear gas for civil disorder management, and stun guns to ensure officers appear in clean uniforms and are well-suited to discharge policing services professionally before, during and after the 2023 General Elections and for the general safety of all and sundry across the country.
The Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “This distribution is coming on the heels of the recently procured batch of the items to cater for the welfare of officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force as preparations are in top gear for the forthcoming General Elections, to optimize professionalism and social engagements in crowd control, as well as the subduing of any civil unrest; and to maximally adopt modern techniques of curtailing crimes and criminality. Therefore, the IGP assures his administration’s continuous commitment to continually provide the needful and upgrade the operational capability of the Force at all levels to completely stamp out crimes and criminality in the country while providing top-notch election security management for the 2023 General Elections. Equally, the Inspector-General of Police charges officers and men of the Force to exhibit discipline, decency, and respect people’s fundamental rights while discharging their duties.”BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis