The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has organised a one-day seminar for strategic police heads, military departments, other security agencies and stakeholders involved in election security management, on curbing electoral violence.
This was as the IG assured that the Nigeria Police Force would collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure preparedness to deliver on its mandate of providing full security coverage before, during, and after the 2023 general election.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi revealed this on Sunday in a statement obtained by Lagos Panorama.
Adejobi said, “As part of the plans to ensure that officers of the NPF are adequately prepared to effectively police the 2023 general election, particularly officers responsible for strategic operational deployments and active field duties across the states of the federation.
“The IGP has directed the convergence of all heads of operations in state and zonal commands at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Monday, February 20, 2023 at 9am, for a one-day training seminar on practical approaches to curbing electoral violence within the election process.”
He further noted that the seminar with the theme, ‘The role of the Nigeria Police Force in Curbing Election Violence in Nigeria as it Affects the Upcoming 2023 General Election,’ will be attended by several strategic stakeholders.
He added, “The seminar to be declared open by the IGP on Monday, will have in attendance Deputy Commissioners of Police in charge of operations at all zonal and state commands of the NPF.