The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, has ordered the distribution of additional 220 operational vehicles, including water canons, Armored Personnel Carriers, helmets, bulletproof vests, tear gas canisters to the three states where the forthcoming off cycle Gubernatorial elections will be held.
The States are Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States and the elections will be conducted on November 11, 2023.
The order of the vehicles and other logistics in the states is to intensify security arrangements for the elections.
This is in a bid to have smooth electioneering processes in the states.
According to a statement issued on Sunday by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the IGP had earlier organised training for the police officers who are involved in the election security management for the forthcoming elections and sought the approval of the Federal Government for the payment of their allowances and other necessary support to boost the morale of the officers during the operations.
“The IGP, therefore urges all stakeholders in the 3 states to embrace peace, uphold the sanctity of the rule of law and be law-abiding in their endeavours before, during, and after the elections as the Police and other security agencies have been placed on alert to avert any unruly acts capable of disrupting the elections in any of the states,” the statement reads.