No Threat To 2023 General Election – IGP, Usman Baba

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, says there is no immediate threat to the forthcoming general elections in 2023.

No Threat To 2023 General Election - IGP, Usman Baba
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba

He said the police have put in place a robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering.

Mr. Baba spoke during a meeting with Todd Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of States.

The IGP met with the official during the summit of United Nations Chiefs of Police, held in the US.

He said discussions at the meeting were centered around enhancing support for the Nigeria police training and capacity-building program.

Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement on Sunday.

Mr Baba said the focus was particularly on the training of tactical units deployed in the northeast and other conflict theatres across the country.

He said that the discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

According to him, they also discussed training police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations, and cyber security.

In his remark, Mr. Robinson commended the Nigerian police for the good work and the feats being recorded by the present leadership of the force.

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