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IGP deploys DIG, AIG, eight CPs for Edo gov elections

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By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has deployed Deputy Inspector General in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, to supervise general security arrangement for the September 19, Edo governorship election.

According to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, he will be assisted by an AIG Karma Hosea Hassan, Assistant Inspector General in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja and eight Commissioners of Police.

Mba said the DIG, with the assistance of the AIG, will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and enforcement of all electoral laws in the State.

The statement reads: “Other senior Police Officers similarly involved (in election monitoring and evaluation) include: CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Habu Sani and CP Buba Sanusi. CP Akeera M. Yonous will coordinate the operations of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other special strike forces.

“The other four (4) CPs will supervise security arrangement in the three senatorial districts of the State. They are: CP Omololu .S. Bishi and CP Abutu Yaro Edo North senatorial district, CP Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Edo Central Senatorial District and CP Olokade T. Olawale, Edo South Senatorial District.

“Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police has barred security aides attached to VIPs and Political appointees from accompanying their principals on the Election Day. The IGP warns that anyone who flouts this order will be severely reprimanded.

“The IGP also charges officers and men on election duties in the State to ensure they work in line with standard best practices and adhere strictly with the approved Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for the elections.”

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