2023 elections: IGP orders CPs to crush troublemakers

2023 elections: IGP orders CPs to crush troublemakers

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Thursday directed all the Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to sustain the onslaught against those bent on sabotaging conduct of the 2023 general elections. 

He gave the order at the Force Headquarters in Abuja while meeting with strategic police officers from the ranks of CP and above.

“I trust that you shall continue to march shoulder to shoulder with my leadership towards building on the gains we have recorded so far in our onslaught against criminal elements that are bent of negatively altering our national values for peace and communal security as we project into Year 2023.”

On the incessant attacks on INEC facilities, the IGP said the Force had deployed personnel to deter attacks, stepped up intelligence gathering.

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“We’ve discovered that the criminal elements were using petrol bombs, dynamite at gunfire at distance to carry out their dastardly acts, but there’ll be no hiding place for them, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies are on the top of the situation.”

He said 10,653 assorted calibre of ammunition and 1,125 assorted firearms were recovered during the internal security operations in the last one year.

He also said 696 terrorists, bandits and secessionists as well as 284 pipeline vandals were apprehended across the country.


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