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IGP deploys three DIGs to for Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi gov elections


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, has deployed three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police to oversee security arrangements for Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi states.

The DIGs are Frank Mba for Imo, Habu Sani for Kogi, and Daniel Sokari-Pedro for Bayelsa.

The IGP’s spokesperson, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the deployment was in line with the force’s commitment to ensure neutrality and enhance adequate supervision of personnel deployed for the election.

He said the deployment was also targeted at adding a layer of supervision to the security arrangement to guarantee that the election meets the highest standards of transparency and credibility.

Adejobi also said the force had deployed adequate personnel and assets before the election.

Speaking further, Adejobi said the IGP has also ordered a restriction of vehicular movement on roads, waterways, and other forms of transportation from 12:01 am to 6:00 pm on November 11 in the affected states.

Those on essential services such as INEC Officials, Accredited Electoral Observers, Ambulances responding to medical emergencies, firefighters and others on election duty are exempted from the restriction,” he noted.


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