Police deploy 7 DIGs, 10 AIGs, 277 CPs for governorship polls

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Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammad Adamu.

Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammad Adamu.

The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Adamu has deployed seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to the six geo-political zones across the country and 10 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to the police zonal commands.

The spokesperson of the police, DCP Frank Mba in a statement yesterday said additional 277 Commissioners of Police were deployed to complement the efforts of the respective Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six State Commands and the FCT.

He explained that the deployment is to support existing security arrangement for the Saturday, March 9, 2019, the gubernatorial/house of assembly elections.

Mba said the deployment is in line with the IGP’s commitment towards providing adequate security for the General Elections, adding that the officers were tasked to ensure proper supervision of all security personnel deployed.

He said with this deployment, each command now has added three CPs deployed to the three senatorial districts in their respective states of assignment which will form part of security management base for the command CPs.

He noted that based on security assessment earlier carried out by the Force, some Local Government Areas in Plateau, Benue, Imo and Taraba States have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to coordinate security in the LGA.

He said each of them is expected to work with the Command CP and to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch.

He also said four Commands; Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto have new CPs posted specifically as Command CP for purposes of the election.

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