The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has deployed Seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to the six geo-political zones across the Country, Ten Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to the police zonal commands.
Adamu also deployed and additional Two Hundred and Seventy Seven Commissioners of Police to complement the efforts of the respective Commissioners of Police in the thirty-six State Commands and the FCT.
Frank Mba, spokesperson of the police force who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the deployment is to support the existing security arrangement for the gubernatorial and house of Assembly elections on Saturday.
‘With this deployment, each command now has 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.” Mba said.
He added, “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.”
Mba also explained that each of the deployed personnel 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.
He informed that four Commands, Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto have new CPs posted specifically as Command CP for purposes of the election.
“The IGP assures 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.” Mba stated.