Elections: Police Reassures On Security

In preparation for the 2015 general elections, Suleiman Abba, Inspector General of Police, hasreassured on the readiness of the Police to guarantee maximum protection of Nigerians, INEC officers and Ad-hoc staff during and after the elections billed for February 14 and 28.

Abba, speaking during a briefing with senior officers on Tuesday, February 3, in Abuja directed Special Forces in the Police such as officers and men of Special Protection Unit, SPU, and Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, to provide special security for INEC materials and officials as well as its Ad-hoc staff during and after February, 2015 general elections.

“This directive, further demonstrates the readiness and the resolve of Nigeria Police Force to protect the nation’s nascent democracy and to ensure hitch free and credible general elections.

“Strategies by the Police High Command to ensure free and fair polls in February 2015 by Nigeria Police Force are already being implemented,” Abba said.

The Police boss however urged Nigerians to remain calm during and after the general elections, and also charged them to report any suspicious movement in their areas to the nearest Police station.

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