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2023: IGP dismisses security threat

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has stated that there is no threat to the forthcoming general elections in 2023, adding that the police has put in place a robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering.

The IG disclosed this at the ongoing United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit in the United States of America, during his meeting with Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of States, Mr Todd Robinson, as part of events rounding up his attendance at the UN summit.

Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement on Sunday.

“During the meeting, discussions 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,” Adejobi said.

He noted that the IGP, 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 Police Force.

He added, “The IGP, who is billed to return to the country on Sunday (yesterday), similarly emphasized his administration’s focus on improved training and retraining of police officers and men, as well as the sustenance and improvement of cutting-edge technology for better crime prevention, deterrence and apprehension of suspects with concrete, credible and corroborated evidence.”

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