Police Arrest Suspected Abductor, Killer Of Six-Year-Old In Kogi

The crest of the Nigeria Police Force crest is on a police officer in Abuja on October 3rd, 2020 PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) have arrested one Friday Domozu, 23, a native of Jarkama Village, Bassa LGA of Kogi State, the leader of the kidnap gang responsible for the abduction and killing of a six-year-old, Farida Yahaya at the Gabije Area of Kogi State on November 2.

This information was contained in a press release signed by police spokesman, Frank Mba.

The victim was abducted alongside one Abdulraheem, 14, who narrowly escaped from the kidnappers’ den.

Investigations by the Police team revealed that the kidnappers demanded a huge sum as ransom from the family of the little girl before she could be released, but eventually killed her owing to the inability of the family to meet up with their demands.

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Efforts by the Police team to rescue the little girl led to the arrest of the principal suspect, Friday Domozu who led the Police Team to a deep forest at Gabije area of Kogi State where the remains of the little girl were recovered.

The Police Team also exhumed the decomposing body of another victim later found to be that of one 40years Ibrahim Madaki earlier declared missing.

The remains of the victims have been deposited for autopsy.

Friday Domozu also revealed to the Police team that he is an ex-military trainee who was declared unfit and subsequently withdrawn 5-months into training based on medical grounds. Efforts are being intensified to arrest his gang members still at large.

Similarly, the Police Team arrested one Halidu Usman of Akwanga, Nasarawa State, the gang leader of the group responsible for the killing of an Assistant Comptroller of Immigration, Late ACI Salisu Usman at Gudi area in Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State on June 15.

The suspects stormed the house of the victim, killed him and his younger sister, Sa’adatu Usman, a final year medical student of the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto State.

The killers also abducted the wife of the victim, Asmau Salisu and collected ransom from the family before her release. The suspect is assisting the police team in the investigations and arrest of other members of the group still at large.

Police operatives also arrested four kidnap/armed robbery gang members responsible for the recent series of kidnapping of some staff of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and their families.

The gang members; Abubakar Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa, 27, Aliyu Bello, 18, Ishaku Kabiru, 30, and Abubakar Yakubu a.k.a Dogo, 23, were arrested following police investigations and rescue operations for the kidnap victims.

The arrest of Abubakar Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa led to the arrest of the other three gang members.

Abubakar Aliyu is a security staff of ABU Zaria who provides information to the gang on the movement and lifestyle of the victims. Some of the victims were rescued during the operation and reunited with their families.

Also, in a follow-up on investigations and information provided by a kidnap victim who identified and raised alarm on citing one Ibrahim Idris a.k.a Naira as a member of the gang responsible for his kidnap and collection of ransom before his release, the Police Team on January 7, 2020 arrested the suspect which led to the arrest of two other gang members; Abubakar Yusuf a.k.a Ndalati, 42, and Abubakar Ahmodu, 20.

Investigations reveal that Abubakar Ahmodu is responsible for spying on and identifying potential victims of kidnap for the gang. As a matter of fact, he provided intimate details about his father which led to the kidnap and eventual extortion of a ransom of Two Million naira from his biological father.

All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations, according to the police.

Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reiterated the commitment of the Force to cracking down on perpetrators of violent crimes in the country.

The IGP expressed his sincere appreciation to the citizens for the useful information they avail the Police with which no doubt have continued to yield positive outcomes as seen in the arrest of the twenty-five suspects.

He sought further cooperation and assured that the Force will remain resolute to ensuring a safe and more secure country for all.

Report On IGP Entirely False, Baseless – Police

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, at a meeting with the President in Abuja on May 14, 2020.

 

The Nigerian Police Force on Tuesday condemned a report accusing the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, of illegal activity.

On Monday, an online publication, Sahara Reporters, published a report with the heading: ‘Exclusive: How Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Adamu, Illegally Raised Millions of Naira for Construction of Training School in Nasarawa’.

In a statement, police spokesman, Frank Mba said the report was “published in the tradition of Sahara Reporters to blackmail and impugn the credibility of strategic leaders of the country in an apparent attempt to advance their ignoble and unpatriotic intentions.”

Mba said the training school in Nasarawa had been built with the support of the State Government and several corporate partners.

“Also, the insinuation that the IGP sited the facility ‘in his hometown of Endehu in Nasarawa State’, is also utterly misleading,” Mba said.

“For the avoidance of doubts, Endehu is not the hometown of IGP Adamu. He is, on the contrary, from Lafia.”

Mba added that the police have “instructed its legal team to initiate legal actions against” the online publication over what it sees as “the defamatory and libelous components of the report.”

 

Below is the full police statement:

PRESS RELEASE

HOW SAHARA REPORTERS MALICIOUSLY MALIGNED THE NIGERIAN INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a misleading report published on the Sahara Reporters online platform on August 03, 2020 under the heading ‘Exclusive: How Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Adamu, Illegally Raised Millions of Naira for Construction of Training School in Nasarawa’. In the report, spurious allegations were made to the effect that the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu was ‘involved in a multi-billion Naira fraudulent scheme’. The publication which referenced several unnamed and unverifiable sources alleged, essentially, that the IGP ‘used his office to unlawfully compel and in fact threaten Mobile Police Commanders into generating millions of Naira monthly through illegal means for the purpose of establishment of a MOPOL Training School in his home town of Endehu in Nasarawa State’.

2. The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the publication in its entirety is false and baseless. It was published in the tradition of Sahara Reporters to blackmail and impugn the credibility of strategic leaders of the country in an apparent attempt to advance their ignoble and unpatriotic intentions.

3. While being conscious of the need not to glorify the falsehood contained in the reportage, it is considered expedient and in national security interest to put the facts straight. In this regard, it is to be clarified as follows:

i. The establishment of the Police Mobile Training School in Endehu, Nasarawa State, North Central Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria was informed by overriding national security consideration on the need to strengthen the operational capacity of the special forces of the Nigeria Police Force.
ii. Also, the insinuation that the IGP sited the facility ‘in his hometown of Endehu in Nasarawa State’, is also utterly misleading. For the avoidance of doubts, Endehu is not the hometown of IGP Adamu. He is, in the contrary, from Lafia.
iii. The allegations that the IGP used his office to threaten Mobile Police Commanders into generating Millions of naira monthly through illegal means for the establishment of the institution is also totally false. It is on record that the parcel of land where the institution was sited was donated to the Police with the full complement of the Certificate of Occupancy which the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State publicly presented to the Nigeria Police. The acquisition of the land was, therefore, without any financial commitment by the Police.
iv. Furthermore, the construction of the facility was achieved with the support of the Nasarawa State Government and well-meaning corporate bodies within the context of their Corporate Social responsibility (CSR). In all instances, all the support so extended were not in cash but in form of donation of materials. The only involvement of some Squadron Commanders was to ensure the delivery of some of the construction materials so donated by the corporate bodies. Hence, the allegation that the IGP ‘had each Squadron Commander cough out nothing less than N500,000 monthly for the purpose of erecting different structures in the training school’ is a preposterous and feeble attempt to discredit the innovative reasoning that engendered the successful implementation of the critical national security asset that the facility represents.

4. The construction of the project through corporate intervention is a demonstration of the commitment of the Force leadership to meet its obligation to citizens in terms of their safety and security and in furtherance to the Reform agenda of the Nigeria Police Force. It was not established as a personal asset of the IGP. Rather, it is a national security legacy project. It is worth mentioning that this is not the first time that corporate organisations and governments at all levels are assisting the police to bridge operational and infrastructural gaps. Dangote Foundation, the Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Bankers’ Forum, State Governments, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), and well-meaning individuals among others have in the past donated fleets of vehicles and have rendered other supports to the Police.

5. The attempt by Sahara Reporters to malign the Force leadership shall not in any manner impact on the firm determination of the Nigeria Police Force to advance its strategic plan and to continue to adopt innovative reasoning in changing the policing narratives in Nigeria towards stabilizing the internal security order. While members of the public are called upon to discountenance the content of the publication in its entirety, it is to be noted that the Nigeria Police Force has instructed its legal team to initiate legal actions against Sahara Reporters to address the defamatory and libellous components of the report.

DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

Rape, Other Sexual Offences Are Global Menace – IGP

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The Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, at a meeting with the President in Abuja on May 14, 2020.

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has described rape and other sexual offences as a global menace which requires partnership from stakeholders to tackle.

IGP Adamu made the comment on Thursday during a tripartite meeting with the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli and the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Tony Ojukwu, according to a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, DCP Frank Mba.

During the meeting which held at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the Police Chief assured that the agency is repositioning to better fight the menace, vowing that perpetrators of sexual offences will not go unpunished.

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According to him, the Police will continue to better the relationship with the NHRC and NAPTIP and develop a “proactive and comprehensive National Response to the issues of Sexual Offences in the country.”

The statement further noted that those in attendance during the meeting were the Rule of Law Adviser – Office of the Vice President, Dr. Fatima Waziri; members of the Police Management Team, the Commissioner of Police in-charge of INTERPOL, the Force Gender Officer among others.

Nigeria has reported a spike in the number of rape cases in recent times with many people taking to social media platforms calling for sanctions to the perpetrators of sexual offences.

Last month, a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa was raped and killed in a church in Benin City, Edo State.

Uwa, 22, was said to have gone to read in the church at the Ikpoba Hill area of the city when the incident happened.

The men were reported to have struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher after raping her and left her for dead.

She was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital where she later died.

In the same month, police authorities in Jigawa State arrested eleven men for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.

The spokesperson of the State police command, Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed the incident said it occurred at Limawa Quarters in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

They were arrested after the 12-year-old narrated that they raped her on different occasions.

UPDATED: IGP Rescinds Order On Movement Of Essential Workers

A file photo of IGP Mohammed Adamu. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun
A file photo of IGP Mohammed Adamu. PHOTO: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun

 

The Inspector-General of Police has rescinded an order restricting the movement of essential workers amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Earlier on Tuesday, Channels Television reported on how essential workers were restricted from moving within Lagos at the beginning of the 8 pm curfew imposed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

According to security officials enforcing the order, health workers and journalists could not be allowed to move around after 8 pm.

However, in a statement late Tuesday, IGP Mohammed Adamu said essential workers can now go about their essential duties.

 

The IGP directed all “Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commands Commissioners of Police to give effect to these exemptions whilst enforcing the restriction orders.”

 

Going tough

On Tuesday, the IGP held a virtual conference, the first of its kind, with “strategic managers” of the police force.

At the end of the meeting, the police decided to implement “strict enforcement of inter-state movement restriction orders” in order to help curb the spread of the virus.

Essential services can move interstate, “but that should be before 8 pm,” Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said on Tuesday. “Once it is 8 pm, it is a total lockdown. Whether essential services or not, interstate movement ceases by 8 pm.”

 

For weeks, members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 have lamented noncompliance to social distancing measures, especially as the government sought to gradually reopen the economy.

“The PTF has been monitoring the level of compliance with some of the measures and early observations showed lack of compliance with social distancing and wearing of masks,” PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha said on May 4, the day the federal government relaxed lockdown measures in Lagos and Abuja.

There were also numerous reports of people found in trucks attempting to cross state borders, despite a presidential order that placed a “ban on non-essential inter-state passenger travels until further notice.”

Interstate travel has been identified as one of the major means through which the virus is transmitted in Nigeria. For example, Bayelsa’s seventh case was a doctor who had traveled to Delta state.

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) blamed security agencies for not enforcing the restriction of interstate movement, claiming some officials were collecting gratification for free passage.

Against the norm

However, the police’s restriction of essential workers went against government policy since lockdown measures were initiated.

In his latest national address, President Muhammadu Buhari announced an overnight curfew but excluded people who offer “essential services”.

“Specific directives have been issued to security agencies to strictly enforce the measures,” Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, said on Tuesday during a briefing.

“I, however, wish to assure our essential workers, such as the frontline medical personnel, the media . . . that they will be adequately protected; your obligation is to always carry a valid means of identification,” he added.

Restricting essential workers is a risky business, Dr. Alero Roberts, a Public Health Physician, noted on Tuesday during Channels Television’s special COVID-19 program.

“What happens to patients?” She said. “What happens to the lady who goes into labour tonight? Has the Commissioner of Police thought about that?”

As it turned out, she didn’t have to wait long for answers. Minutes later, the IGP put out a statement affirming the need to guarantee the movement of essential workers beyond curfew limitations.

 

Shiite Attack: IGP Visits Injured Officers At National Hospital

IGP Mohammed Adamu during his visit to victims of Shiite attack on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday visited injured police officers at the National Hospital in Abuja.

The officers were injured during the invasion of the National Assembly by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) loyal to Ibrahim El-Zakzaky on Tuesday.

During the visit, the IGP said 40 Shiites involved in the invasion have been arrested and the five police officers receiving treatment at the trauma center of the National Hospital are getting better.

READ ALSO: Nine Police Officers Injured In Clash With Shiite Members At National Assembly

He added that all their medical bills will be paid for by the police force, adding that investigations are still ongoing into the incident and perpetrators of violence will be brought to book.

Shiite protesters had earlier stormed the parliament building demanding the release of their leader, El-Zakzaky.

They were denied entrance at the second gate, after gaining access through the front gate by the three arms zone.

Vehicles were destroyed and burnt, while nine officers sustained injuries to the head and leg when the protesters attacked them.

See photos of the IGP’s visit to the hospital below…

Shiite Protest: IGP Orders 24hr Police Surveillance In FCT

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu before the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs on March 26, 2019.

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered 24-hour police surveillance in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs.

This follows the violent protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria on Tuesday at the National Assembly in Abuja, which led to the assault and injury to police personnel as well as damage of properties.

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The IGP has asked Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspector General of Police to be alert and ensure maximum security in their respective Areas of Responsibility (AOR) to avert any breach of public safety and security.

In a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said that the Force is not against Citizens expressing their grouse against the State, the IGP stressed that such ventilation must be done through legitimate and acceptable processes and not by taking the laws into their own hands.

The statement warned the citizens not to test the collective will of the People and the State by engaging in lawless acts likely to cause the breach of peace.

Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered a speedy and diligent investigation into the incident as well as prompt prosecution of all the persons arrested and now in Police custody in connection with the incident.

The IGP reiterated his displeasure with the unwarranted and unjustifiable attack on, and injury to nine (9) Police Officers by members of the El-Zakzakky Group and commended the restraint, maturity and professionalism displayed by Police personnel in containing the protest.

He also directed the AIG in charge of Police Medical Department to ensure that proper and prompt medical attention is given to the injured officers and wished the victims quick recovery.

IGP Orders Immediate Reversal Of Police Shift Duty Structure

 

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu on Thursday, ordered the immediate reversal of the shift duty structure of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The shift structure is a 12-hour, 2-shifts system, but has now been changed to the traditional 8-hours, 3-shifts duty standard.

IGP Adamu gave the order while declaring open the conference of heads of Police Medical Facilities at the Force Headquarters in Abuja today.

According to the IGP, this new directive is in line with arguments raised in some quarters that the resonating incidents of misuse of firearms and other extra-judicial actions by police personnel often result directly from work-related stresses and emotional conditions which disorient their rationality.

He said, “This initiative is not only thoughtful of the Force Medical Officer and her team, but it is also significant in several ways.

“Firstly, it serves as a forum for stock-taking in relation to the performance of the Nigeria Police Medical Services (NPMS) which was established in 1975 with a mandate of providing healthcare services to serving members and retirees of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), their families, detainees in Police custody, and members of the public, especially during medical emergencies.

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“Secondly, it provides an avenue for Medical Officers in the Police to interact, engage in professional peer review and draw on practice experiences that could aid them in enhancing their knowledge and service delivery.

“Most importantly, this Conference will assist the Police leadership in identifying gaps within the operations of the Medical Services and in proposing pathways towards strengthening the capacity of the Section as they project into the future.

“Within this context, I wish to reiterate that the policing and internal security management strategy under the current police leadership is woven around the principles of community policing.

“The import of this is that the Police must evolve a new orientation in terms of the nature of their interaction and content of services they render to the public in all spheres of their professional engagements.

“These, ladies and gentlemen, is the only way to build trust between the Nigeria Police and the citizens and it is the most veritable pathway towards returning the Police to the community they serve.

“Consequently, we must evolve new strategic approaches in which the Police Medical Services will play a critical role. Hence, beyond the traditional obligations of meeting the medical needs of serving and retired police personnel, the Police Medical Services must start viewing its roles from the strategic policing lens which requires of them the responsibility of engaging in medical outreaches to targeted communities, educational institutions, youths, and children population, and enhancing their capacity to mobilise to medically challenged communities with a view to rendering professional medical services.

“The NPMS envisioned for the Nigeria Police within this context, is one that can appreciate and respond in the most professional manner to modern threats to national security, particularly, as they relate to bioterrorism and management of communicable diseases.

“The Police Medical Services must review and strengthen its institutional and personnel capacity towards intervening in national emergencies occasioned by acts of crime and terrorism and enhance its ability in the management of defilement, rape, and other gender-based crimes.

“In essence, the NPMS must be engaged, henceforth, as the socio-medical component of policing and as a strategic vehicle that will be utilised by the current police leadership to achieve two fundamental objectives. First to propel the attainment of our community policing vision.

“Second, to aid in enhancing the emotional, psychological, physical and medical well-being of all police personnel with a view to keeping them fit and preparing them for optimal law enforcement service delivery.

“Policing being a highly demanding job physically, mentally and psychologically, it is pertinent to note that efficiency in the discharge of Police duties requires a good state of physical, mental and psychological wellbeing.

“Indeed, arguments have been raised that the resonating incidents of misuse of firearms and other extra-judicial actions by police personnel often result directly from work-related stresses and emotional conditions which disorient their rationality.

“In consideration of this, I have ordered that with immediate effect, the shift duty structure of the Nigeria Police which is currently a 12-hour, 2-shifts system should be reverted to the traditional 8- hours, 3-shifts shift standard.

“This directive is specifically informed by the need to address a major, age-long occupational stress or which long hours of duty engenders among personnel in the Nigeria Police Force and which occasions depression and abuse of power and other unprofessional conducts.

“For the purpose of clarity, henceforth, no police personnel should be made to perform any duty exceeding 8-hours within a space of 24 hours unless there is a local or national emergency.

“All of these, if not medically managed, could engender unprofessional reactions with fatal consequences to the affected police personnel and members of the public. Additionally, the NPMS must start emplacing strategies and techniques including cognitive therapy and emotional intelligence models that will strengthen the stress management capacity and operational resilience of all personnel. I challenge you to engage these issues as part of your agenda for this Conference.

“The Nigeria Police take pride in the fact that the NPMS has some of the finest and most experienced Medical Officers and it has expanded Page 5 of 5 significantly over the years from just one healthcare facility in 1975 to 144 in 2019 across the country.

“I am conscious of the peculiar challenges associated with the increase and spread of our healthcare facilities which include the inadequate number and mix of healthcare professionals, and insufficient infrastructure and equipment amongst others.

“Let me remind you that the current Police Management, will ensure that these challenges, as well as career and welfare concerns of personnel in the NPMS,  are addressed on a sustainable basis.

“I, however, charge you to continuously discharge your professional duties with a high sense of commitment and responsibility to meet the ever-growing health needs of our personnel.

“It is against this background that I feel privileged to declare this Conference open and to launch the Health Awareness Strategy for the Nigeria Police Force under the theme ‘Stay healthy to secure the nation’.

“I am expectant that at the end of this conference, there will be a communiqué to facilitate actions on anticipated recommendations”.

Sultan Of Sokoto Pledges Full Support To End Armed Banditry

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III

 

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has pledged to support the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in ending armed banditry and other criminalities in the North.

He gave the assurance to the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, during a courtesy visit by the IGP, the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Deputy Governor, Mannir Dan’iya and other top Police Officers and Government functionaries.

READ ALSO: Nigerian Govt Warns ‘Traditional Rulers’, Others Against Conniving With Bandits

The support came as a comprehensive boost to the police boss, as quoted in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba.

According to the statement, the Sultan promised to use the forum of Northern Traditional Rulers to rally support of all the Traditional Rulers from Northern Nigeria to fight armed banditry and other crimes in the region.

The Sultan also embraced the idea of community policing and partnership by the IGP to combat crime.

Thereafter, the IGP paid a visit to the Police Headquarters in Sokoto and charged them to up the ante in the fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the State.

IGP Deploys Seven DIGs, 10 AIGs, Others For Governorship Election

 

The Inspector General of Police Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has deployed seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs), ten Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and scores of police commissioners for the Governorship and State Assembly elections.

According to the IGP’s directive, the DIGs are to cover the six geo-political zone, the AIGs will cover the Zonal Command while the CPs will complement the efforts of the Commissioners of Police in 36 State Commands and the FCT.

The DIG in charge of Operations, Abdulmajid Ali, is the Coordinator of the deployment while other DIGs will be in charge of various zones.

They include: 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.

With the latest deployment, each command now has an 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.

READ ALSO: Police Impounds Vehicle Conveying Electoral Materials In Taraba

Details of the deployment were contained in a series of tweets by the Force on Wednesday.

The Force also said that based on security assessment carried out earlier, some Local Government Areas in Plateau, Benue, Imo and Taraba States have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to coordinate security in the LGAs.

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 the LGAs in Plateau states are; Langtang South LGA, Jos South LGA, Bassa LGA, Langtang North LGA, Riyom LGA, Barkin Ladi LGA.

The affected LGAs 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 CPs are: Anambra CP Rabiu Ladodo; Bayelsa CP Olushola David; Edo CP Dan-Mallam Mohammed and Sokoto CP Aminu Koji Kwabe.

IGP Mohammed Adamu also assured that the Nigeria Police Force will remain civil, firm, optimally professional and apolitical in the discharge of their duties in the 9th March, 2019 elections.