Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:33 am
The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has held a meeting with MOPOL Squadron Commanders across the country to review the strategic and operational issues associated with the forthcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.
The election in Kogi will hold on 21 November, while that of Bayelsa will follow on 5 December.
Arase said the meeting reviewed also the operations of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) in the face of present security challenges facing the nation.
According to a statement issued by ACP Olabisi Kolawole, Arase informed the Squadron Commanders that the country is counting on their strength, commitment and loyalty during the elections.
“Our resolve and competence will once again be tested in this onerous assignment”, Arase said.
IGP Arase further told the PMF Commanders that the reason for the parley, aside analyzing operational trends of the Squadrons, was to brainstorm and fashion out a robust template that will ensure that the forthcoming elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States come, free, fair and creditably transparent.
He also used the occasion to tell the nation that the Nigeria Police, being the custodian of our internal security is mapping out ways to deploy men to liberated areas in the North-East, saying logistics and men deployed must be in utmost shape and competent.