Buhari To Commission Police Operational Vehicles, Others On Monday

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari

Plans have been concluded for President Muhammadu Buhari to commission a wide assortment of operarional assets acquired by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Force spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Saturday, disclosed that the commissioning was scheduled for Monday, 13th February, 2023, at the Louis Edet House Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The equipment to be commissioned include; a total of 127 operational vehicles such as Toyota Hilux Pick Up vans, Zahab Classic Pick Up vans, Mikano Rich-6 Pick Up vans, Anti-Riot Water Cannons, Armored Personnel Carriers, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeeps, Toyota Coaster Buses, Toyota Hiace Ambulances, Mikano Trucks, and Crowd Control Barriers Vehicles.

Also to be commissioned are: a large catchment of arms, ammunition, riot control agents such as tear gas, tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays, bulletproof vests, helmets, and other personal protective equipment procured by the Police.

The acquisition of the assets, Adejobi said, was geared towards strategically improving on the operational capabilities of the Police Force, particularly in crowd control and anti-riot operations.

Cross section of operational vehicles for commissioning on Monday.

While the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has expressed the eagerness of the Force to ensure a safe and secure environment for law-abiding citizens to express their franchise at the 2023 polls, he also warned all intending mischief makers to be wary as Police personnel have been adequately trained and equipped for strategic deployment before, during, and after the elections for the enforcement of extant laws regulating the conduct of elections in Nigeria, and to strengthen general security and public safety across the country.

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