IG Orders Tight Security around INEC Facilities, IDP Camps, Others

As the general elections draw near, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, on Thursday ordered tight security around the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) headquarters and centres around the country.

In a statement signed by the force spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, an Acting Commissioner of Police.

Abba also ordered tight security around all key and vulnerable points across the country, including “Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, Media Houses and Service Providers Installations.”

The others are Banks, Hospitals, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) lodges, Hotels and Government offices, among others.

The I-G said the measure became imperative to ward off any attempt by hoodlums to attack the facilities.

He solicited cooperation from the public in the bid to stamp out crimes in the country, and assured that the police had perfected strategies to guarantee hitch-free elections on March 28 and April 11.

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