IG orders tight security nationwide for elections

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With barely nine days to the 2015 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police to ensure adequate security in their jurisdictions in order to ensure violence-free polls.

The IG ordered specifically that all government buildings and critical infrastructures across the country be adequately protected.

Abba, in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, reaffirmed that the police would deal seriously with all persons planning any form of election violence at any stage of the process.

The statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, read in part, “With few days to the 2015 general elections commencing from February 14,2015, the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police to ensure adequate and tight security environment in their jurisdictions, to ascertain a peaceful and crime-free poll.

“The IG ordered specifically that all government buildings and critical infrastructures across the country be adequately protected.

“He re-affirmed the insistence of the Force to deal seriously in line with the law, all persons planning any form of election violence at any stage of the process.”

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