Increased Security Measures in Imo State for Governorship Election
As the governorship election in Imo State approaches on November 11, the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has taken proactive steps to enhance security arrangements.
To ensure a smooth and secure electoral process, additional operational vehicles have been deployed to the state.
Inspection and Strategic Deployments
The Coordinating Deputy Inspector-General of Police for the election, Frank Mba, is spearheading these efforts.
He recently received the additional vehicles and conducted inspections and strategic deployments to ensure the safety and integrity of the polls.
Photos Shared on Social Media
Photos of the deployment and inspection exercise were posted on the official Facebook page of the Nigeria Police Force, providing the public with a glimpse of the preparations ahead of the governorship election in Imo State.
Deployment of DIGs for Oversight
In addition to the deployment of operational vehicles, Inspector-General Egbetokun has dispatched three Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to Kogi, Bayelsa, and Imo States.
These senior officers will play a crucial role in overseeing security arrangements and ensuring that the elections are conducted smoothly in their respective states.
- The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Department of Force Intelligence, DIG Habu Sani, has been deployed to Kogi State.
- DIG Daniel Sokari-Pedro, responsible for the Department of Information and Communication Technology, is overseeing Bayelsa State.
- DIG Frank Mba, who leads the Department of Training and Development, has been tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the elections in Imo State.
Enhanced Security Measures
The Police Force is leaving no stone unturned in its preparations for the upcoming governorship election. In addition to the deployment of experienced officers, the Inspector-General has ordered the deployment of an additional 220 operational vehicles to the three states involved in the election.
Furthermore, 5 police helicopters and over 15 gunboats will be used for aerial patrols and monitoring of waterways and riverine areas.
These measures are part of a concerted effort to maintain law and order during the electoral process and ensure that the citizens of Imo State can exercise their democratic rights in a safe and secure environment.
The dedication of the police force to maintaining peace and security during the election underscores the importance of a transparent and peaceful electoral process.