The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has stated emphatically that there is no threat to the 2023 General Elections in the country.
According to a press statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, this stems from the robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes.
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.
The statement partly read, “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. The Assistant Secretary praised the good work and the feats recorded by the NPF under the amiable leadership of the IGP, even as both leaders discussed other ways of increasing support to the NPF.”
Baba assured of his desire to leave an improved police force, where integrity reigns, stressing that his administration is interested in boosting the capacity of officers.
“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 emphasised 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,” the statement added.