CEM REPORT, SECURITY | Following the spate of attacks across the nation, operational assets of the Niger State Police Command have been deployed to several Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) facilities to forestall any criminal activities around such facilities in the state.
Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command, CP Ogundele Joshua Ayodeji, has equally directed the Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and their supervisory Area Commanders to immediately ensure strategic deployment of officers at INEC offices in their respective areas of responsibility.
In a statement made available to the newsmen on Sunday in Minna, the Public Relations Officer of the State’s Police Command, DSP Abiodun Wasiu, noted that the deployments will surely assist in monitoring INEC materials, prevent any attempt to evade INEC premises, coordinate timely response to distress call and clamp down on violators.
He added that the deployment. is part of the Inspector General of Police’s effort towards providing a conducive atmosphere for the political and electioneering process.
The statement further reaffirmed the determination of the command in ensuring the safety of lives and properties in the fight against crime and criminality, while urging members of the public to intelligence gathering and vigilance.