High-Rank Officers Deployed To Edo

High-Rank Officers Deployed To Edo

High-Rank Officers Deployed To Edo
• There was a security assessment revealing movement thugs and arms, electoral violence, and process manipulation
• DIG, AIG, and CPs have been deployed
• The IGP warns that anyone who defies electoral order will be severely reprimanded

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has deployed all high ranking officers to Edo State.

This measure is in readiness for the gubernatorial elections to be held in less than two weeks in Edo state.

Recall we reported earlier that Edo State Commissioner of Police had sent an alarming assessment to the IGP of the movement of thugs and arms, verbal abuse by political opponents, tendencies of violence, and deliberate moves to manipulate the electoral process.

Among the officers deployed are; Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Adeleye Olusola Oyabade; and Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Karma Hosea Hassan.

The DIG in charge of Research and Planning, and AIG in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja, all were sent to 'handle the heat.'

The DIG and AIG, among others, are in Edo for the upcoming governorship election to supervise the general security arrangement for the election in the state.

According to Saturday Sun, the Force Public Relations Officer (DCP), Frank Mba stated that eight police commissioners would assist DIG Oyebade and AIG Hassan.

Commissioners of Police Garba Baba Umar, Habu Sani, Buba Sanusi, and Akeera M. Yonous will coordinate the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and other special strike forces.

The other four CPs to oversee the state's three senate districts' security arrangements are Omololu S. Bishi, Abutu Yaro Edo Northern Senate District, Philip Aliyu Ogbadu Edo Central Senate District, and Olokade T. Olawale, Edo Southern Senate District.

"The Inspector-General of Police has barred security aides attached to VIPs and political appointees from accompanying their principals on the Election Day. The IGP warns that anyone who flouts this order will be severely reprimanded," Mba stated.

"The IGP also charges officers and men on election duties in the state to ensure they work in line with standard best practices and adhere strictly with the approved Code of Conduct and Rules of Engagement for the elections. He calls on members of the public particularly, politicians, governorship candidates, and other relevant stakeholders in the state to cooperate with the police and other security agencies in the patriotic task of guaranteeing a hitch-free gubernatorial poll."