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Police deploy officers, operational assets to prevent attack on INEC offices in Adamawa 

There’s a total restriction of non-personnel to INEC offices in the state, with political thugs warned to stay away.

• November 13, 2022
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The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa, Sikiru Akande, has deployed human and operational assets around offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state to prevent possible attack.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Yola by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje,

He stated that the deployment was a further demonstration of the IGP’s determination to provide effective security and to ensure a conducive atmosphere for political process in the state.

“This deployment will surely assist in monitoring INEC materials, prevent any attempt to invade INEC premises, coordinate timely response to distress call and to clamp down on violators.

“The CP has equally directed the Divisional Police Officers and their supervisory Area Commanders, to immediately ensure strategic deployment of officers to INEC offices in their respective areas of responsibility,” he stated.

Mr Nguroje further stated that the police commissioner had ordered total restriction of non-personnel to INEC offices and also warned political thugs to steer clear of all INEC offices in the state. 

The statement also quoted the police commissioner as reiterating the firm determination of the command to ensure safety of lives and property in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.

Mr Akande also urged full cooperation from members of the public on intelligence gathering and vigilance.

INEC offices in some states including Imo and Ogun have been attacked and set on fire with materials, PVCs and Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines destroyed by unknown persons.

(NAN)

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