Rerun elections: IGP deploys 5 DIGs, 3 AIGs for Kano, Sokoto, others

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed five Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, DIGs, and three Assistant Inspectors of Police, AIGs, to strengthen security during the the supplementary elections on Saturday.

Others deployed are 15 additional Commissioners of Police, CPs, to provide supervision, direction and support to the existing security already in place in states where the elections would hold.

A statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja.

DIG Usman Tilli Abubakar was posted Adamawa, DIG Yakubu Jubrin, posted Benue; DIG Taiwo Lakanu, posted to Plateau; DIG Anthony Ogbizi, posted to Kano and; DIG Godwin Nwobodo, posted to Bauchi State.

The spokesman said that out of the 15 CPs, three each were deployed to Benue and Sokoto, two each to Adamawa, Bauchi, Kano and Plateau States while Imo got one.

Mr Mba, an assistant commissioner of police, said the I-G has also directed the Zonal AIGs and their respective CPs in states where elections would take place to ensure adequate security.

He said the police boss charged them to remain patriotic, steadfast, professional, neutral and civil, but firm, in their conducts and actions during the elections.

Mr Mba warned politicians not to undermine the electoral process by engage in ballot box snatching, vote trading and violence of all kinds.

He also enjoined the public to cooperate with security operatives for successful conduct of the elections.

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