The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate distribution of uniforms, kits and anti-riot equipment to police personnel ahead of the 2023 general elections.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on in Abuja that the items were provided to prepare the force personnel ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The equipment includes bullet-proof vests with armoured plates, ballistic helmets, long and short-range tear gas for civil disorder management and stun guns.
According to him, the idea is to ensure that officers are well-suited to discharge policing services professionally before, during and after the 2023 general elections.
He said that the items were recently procured to cater for the welfare of police personnel as preparations for the elections continued.
The idea is to optimise professionalism and friendly engagements in crowd control and subduing any civil unrest.
Adejobi said it was also to maximally adopt modern techniques of curtailing crimes and criminality by the Police.
He pledged the commitment of the Police authorities to upgrade the operational capability of personnel at all levels, so as to completely stamp out crimes and criminality.
Adejobi assured that the Nigeria Police would provide top-notch security for the 2023 general elections.
He said that the I-G enjoined officers and men of the Force to exhibit discipline and decency, as well as respect people’s fundamental rights while discharging their duties.
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