IGP promises violence-free elections in Kogi, Imo, Bayelsa

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has assured residents of the three states holding their gubernatorial elections on November eleven of adequate security and violence-free exercise.

The affected states are Bayelsa, Kogi and Imo.

Giving the assurance during a meeting with strategic police managers in Abuja, the IGP explained that with just three states having their polls, the force would not be burdened, as adequate personnel are on ground.

He, therefore, advised the electorate to play by the rule and shun aggression.

Mr. Egbetokun acknowledged the challenge posed by the continued presence of unauthorised persons on the nation’s highways in the guise of revenue collection and other shady activities to obstruct flow of traffic, seize vehicles and impose fines.

Consequently, he said all state Commissioners of Police are hereby directed to immediately commence the dismantling of all such non-security checkpoints within their areas of responsibilities and arrest all violators for prompt prosecution.

Reacting to the gruesome killing of a Divisional Police Officer Mr. Bako Angbashim, in Rivers State, the IGP stated that the Force has put everything in place to ensure arrest and trial of the perpetrators.