BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Inspector General of Police (Ag. IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has deployed Seven Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs) to the six geo-political zones across the country for the scheduled March 9, governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.
The IGP also deployed 10 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to the police zonal commands and an additional 277 Commissioners of Police to complement the efforts of the respective Commissioners of Police in the 36 State Commands and the FCT.
As a result, each command now has an additional three Commissioners of Police (CPs) deployed to the three senatorial districts in their respective states of assignment which will form part of security management base for the command CPs.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Frank Mba however said that based on security assessment earlier carried out by the Force, some Local Government Areas in Plateau, Benue, Imo and Taraba States have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to coordinate security in the LGA.
Mba said that each of CPs is expected to work with the Command CP and to ensure that no stone is left unturned towards emplacing adequate security including the supervision of security personnel deployed to each of the Senatorial Districts under their watch.
He also said that four Commands namely; Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo and Sokoto have new Commissioners of Police posted specifically as Command CP for purposes of the election.
In line with his stated commitment towards providing adequate security for the General Elections, the IGP tasked Officers to ensure proper supervision of all security personnel deployed, be professional and nonpartisan
The IGP assures that just as in the recently concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Nigeria Police Force shall remain civil, firm, optimally professional and apolitical in the discharge of its duties in the 9th March, 2019 elections.
The DIGs are deployed to the Geo-political regions indicated against their names;
- DIG Usman Tilli Abubakar – North East Zone
ii. DIG Abdulmajid Ali – Coordinator
iii. DIG Frederick Taiwo Lakanu – South-South Zone
iv. DIG Anthony Ogbizi Michael– South-East Zone
v. DIG Yakubu Jubrin – South-West Zone
vi. DIG Aminchi S. Baraya – North-West Zone
vii. DIG Godwin C. Nwobodo – North-Central Zone
Four State Commands have new CPs posted as Command CPs specifically for supervising the election
- Anambra – CP Rabiu Ladodo
ii. Bayelsa – CP Olushola David
iii. Edo – CP Dan-Mallam Mohammed
iv. Sokoto – CP Aminu Koji Kwabe
Benue, Imo, Plateau, and Taraba States have one Commissioner of Police each deployed to some of its Local Government Areas:
- Benue – Guma LGA, Logo LGA, Agatu LGA, Gwer East LGA, Gwer West LGA, Katsina Ala LGA, Okpokwu LGA, Ukum LGA
ii. Imo – Orlu LGA, Okigwe LGA
iii. Plateau – Langtang South LGA, Jos South LGA, Bassa LGA, Langtang North LGA, Riyom LGA, Barkin Ladi LGA
iv. Taraba – Wukari LGA, Ibi LGA, Lao LGA, Karim Lamido LGA, Bali LGA, Kurmi LGA, Jalingo LGA, Dunga LGA, Sardauna LGA