The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed has ordered a water-tight security in all offices and facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the elections draws near.
The Police boss directed all Command Commissioners of Police in 36 States and FCT to put in place adequate, functional and purposeful security arrangements to protect INEC offices and materials.
Police are to protect INEC from all forms of crimes and mischief before, during and after the elections.
IGP Adamu mandated all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to monitor compliance level of Commands under their jurisdiction with this directive.
The order which is with immediate effect is to ensure that no breach of security of any kind occurs within and around INEC facilities under their watch.
The Police IG Adamu also assured Nigerians of the readiness of the Police to deliver on its mandate of providing a safe and enabling environment for the conduct of the general election.
IGP Adamu said the Force would provide a level playing field for all political actors, while remaining professional and apolitical in the discharge of its responsibilities.
By Marcel Samuel