In line with his commitment towards providing adequate security for the general elections, Mohammed Adamu, acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), has deployed seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to the six geo-political zones across the country to coordinate the security arrangements in the areas.
This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who said 10 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) had also been deployed to the police zonal commands and additional 277 Commissioners of Police to complement the efforts of the respective commissioners of Police in the 36 state commands and the FCT.
The statement noted that with this deployment, each command now had additional three CPs deployed to the three senatorial districts in their respective states of assignment, which will form part of security management base for the command CPs.
However, based on security assessment earlier carried out by the Force, some local government areas in Plateau, Benue, Imo and Taraba states have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to coordinate security in the LGA, the statement said.
Each of them is expected to work with the Command CP and to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch, the statement added.
Meanwhile, four (4) Commands, Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto have new CPs posted specifically as Command CP for purposes of the election.
The IGP assured that just as in the recently concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigeria Police Force shall remain civil, firm, optimally professional and apolitical in the discharge of our duties in the 9th March, 2019 elections.
The DIGs deployed to the Geo-political regions include; DIG Usman Tilli Abubakar- North East Zone; DIG Abdulmajid Ali – Coordinator; DIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu – South-South Zone and DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael– South-East Zone.
Others include; DIG Yakubu Jubrin– South-West Zone; DIG Aminchi S. Baraya – North-West Zone and DIG Godwin C. Nwobodo– North-Central Zone, among others.