IBRAHIM Idris, inspector general of Police, on Friday, September 9, said the Edo State governorship election is a big challenge to security agencies being the first major election he would conduct since his appointment.
Idris, who was speaking in Benin, while addressing security officials on election duties, urged police officers and other security agencies on ground not to relax until election results are announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The IGP vowed to deal with any police officer supporting political parties during the conduct of the election.
On the Boko haram threat, he directed effective policing of prayer grounds and areas where people assembled to avoid embarrassment from “bad people.”
He directed all divisional Police officers to visit all polling units within their division and not read about them in the newspapers. He warned security personnel not to collect money for election duties, saying the federal government has released money for payment of security officials.
— Sep 19, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT