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AIG Storms Yola Ahead of Elections, Assures of Adequate Security

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Ojoma Yusuf, Yola

Ahead of Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Usman Nagogo, has arrived in Yola, the Adamawa state capital where he assured of adequate security during the exercise.

The Supervisory AIG who is in charge of Election Zone 3 which comprises Adamawa and Taraba respectively, gave the assurance after a meeting with the Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, where he was briefed on the level of preparations towards credible and peaceful exercise.

During the meeting, the AIG and the CP discussed and reviewed topical issues and strategized on how best to secure the electoral process.

While expressing satisfaction with the level of deployment already made by the command, AIG Nagogo, directed all Divisional Police officers, Operational Commanders, Head of Departments deployed for the election duties to mobilize all Manpower/ Operational asset at their disposal to defend electorates, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and sensitive materials.

He equally charged all election security commanders at various Local Government Areas to take up complaints of intimidation, harassment, and assault reported by individuals/groups for proper investigation.

He therefore assured the public, particularly electorate and INEC officials that police are in synergy with other security agencies to ensure adequate security and protection of fundamental rights.

On his part, the CP assured the AIG that the deployment was in accordance with the developed standard operating procedure for all polling units to have maximum protection against intimidation, harassment and any electoral violence.

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