IGP deploys 3 DIGs for election duty in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Kayode Egbetokun has deployed three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) to oversee security arrangements for Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi States.

Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this at a media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

He said the DIGs included Frank Mba (Imo), Habu Sani (Kogi) and Daniel Sokari-Pedro (Bayelsa).

Adejobi said the deployment of the senior police officers was in line with the commitment of the force to ensure neutrality and enhance adequate supervision of personnel deployed for the election.

He said it was targeted to add a layer of supervision to the security arrangement to guarantee that the election meets the highest standards of transparency and credibility.

The spokesperson for the police said the force had deployed adequate personnel and assets before the election.

Adejobi said the IGP had ordered a restriction of vehicular movement on roads, waterways and other forms of transportation from 12:01 am to 6:00 pm on Nov. 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 said.

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