The Nigeria Police Force says it will implement a robust National Security Action Plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali, made this known during a strategic meeting with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in Force Headquarters Abuja.
He said: “As part of efforts to specifically contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East and particularly guarantee a safe and secure environment for the November 6th, 2021, Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.
He assured Nigerians of the commitment of the Force to securing the public space and upholding democratic values.
“That the leadership of the Force has commenced the reorganization, re-equipping, training and re-orientation of the PMF with the goal of strengthening its operational capacity and re-situating the unit to accomplish the task of confronting violent crimes in the country.
He charged the Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles to ensure their personnel demonstrate a high level of professionalism, firmness, courage and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties.
The Police Chief noted that; “The Nigeria Police Force in the coming days will be implementing a robust National Security Action Plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country.
“In addition to securing the electoral processes in the Anambra State Gubernatorial election including the protection of personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and critical national infrastructure.
The IGP added that the Police Mobile Force would deter any subversive elements that could threaten or disrupt the smooth conduct of the election.
Mr Alkali reiterated that the Force would continue to do all within its powers to combat all forms of criminality and violent crimes including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and violent extremism, amongst others, across the country.
Nigeria Police Force to implement Security Action Plan – IGP