IGP restates no threat to 2023 general elections, discusses improved training,  as UN Police Chiefs summit ends in USA

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has stated emphatically that there is no threat to the 2023  General Elections in the country. This stems from the robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes.

According to a release signed by the  Force Headquarters Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi mnipr, mipra, the IGP disclosed this during the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) in the United States of America and during his meeting with Mr. Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of States, as part of events rounding up his attendance at the UN summit.

During the meeting, discussions were centered around enhancing support for the NPF training and capacity building programmes, particularly the training of tactical units deployed in the North East and other conflict theatres across the country.

Similarly discussed is the achievement of cascading the ongoing election security management training across the six geo-political zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections and support for police recruit training in modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security.

The Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of states, Mr. Todd D. Robinson, praised the good work and the feats recorded by the Nigeria Police Force, under the amiable leadership of the IGP, even as both leaders discussed other ways of increasing support to the NPF.

The Inspector-General of Police, in his quest to achieve improved policing services and bequeath an enviable policing system to the nation, has continuously interfaced with individuals and groups with requisite ideas and support-base for the achievement of his agenda of a modern Nigeria Police Force.

The IGP, who is billed to return to the country on Sunday (today), similarly emphasized his administration’s focus on improved training and retraining of police officers and men, as well as the sustainance and improvement of cutting – edge technology for better crime prevention, deterrence and apprehension of suspects with concrete, credible and corroborated evidences.

 

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