The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. 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 and 277 police commissioners in the 36 State Commands, for the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
According to a press statement issued on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters Abuja, ACP Frank Mba, this is in line with the Ag. IGP’s commitment towards providing adequate security for the General Elections.
The statement read: “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.
“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.
“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 affected LGAs in Benue are: Guma LGA, Logo LGA, Agatu LGA, Gwer East LGA, Gwer West LGA, Katsina Ala LGA, Okpokwu LGA, and Ukum LGA.
The affected LGAs in Imo state are Orlu LGA and Okigwe, while that of Plateau State includes Langtang South LGA, Jos South LGA, Bassa LGA, Langtang North LGA, Riyom LGA, Barkin Ladi LGA.
Also in Taraba state are: Wukari LGA, Ibi LGA, Lao LGA, Karim Lamido LGA, Bali LGA, Kurmi LGA, Jalingo LGA, Dunga LGA, and Sardauna LGA.
The force also noted that Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto Commands have new CPs posted specifically as Command CP for the purpose of election.
The DIG in charge of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali, is the Coordinator of the deployment, while other DIGs in charge of various zones includes: DIG Usman Tilli Abubakar, North East; DIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu, South-South; DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael, South-East; DIG Yakubu Jubrin, South-West; DIG Aminchi S. Baraya, North-West and DIG Godwin C. Nwobodo North-Central.