The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has assured the nation of the commitment of the Force to securing the public space and upholding the democratic values ahead of the November 6th, 2021, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.
At a strategic meeting on Wednesday, 13 October, with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in the country, the IGP intimated that the Force had commenced the reorganization, re-equipping, training and re-orientation of the PMF with the goal of strengthening its operational capacity and re-situating the unit to accomplish the task of confronting violent crimes in the country.
TheFact Nigeria notes that the police boss had convened the meeting at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, as part of efforts to specifically contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East and particularly guarantee a safe and secure environment for the elections.
While charging the Squadron Commanders to ensure their personnel demonstrate high level of professionalism, firmness, courage and respect for human rights in the course of carrying out their duties, IGP Baba noted that the Nigeria Police Force in the coming days will be implementing a robust national security action plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country in addition to securing the electoral processes in the Anambra State Gubernatorial election including the protection of personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and critical national infrastructure.
The IGP also pointed out that the Police Mobile Force, was set to deter any subversive elements that could threaten or disrupt the smooth conduct of the election, a d reiterated that the Force will continue to do all within its powers to combat all forms of criminality and violent crimes across the country.