Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP on Wednesday meeting in Abuja held a strategic meeting with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in Nigeria.
The interactive session was geared towards the commitment of the Force to securing the public space, uphold the democratic values and tame merchants of evil that wield short power to scuttle, ahead of the November 6th, 2021, Anambra State gubernatorial election.
CP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer disclosed this in a Press release on Wednesday.
According to the statement issued on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba explained that “the meeting part of efforts to specifically contain the activities of criminal elements in the South-East and particularly guarantee a safe and secure environment for the elections”.
Alkali charged the Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles to ensure their personnel demonstrate high level of professionalism, firmness, courage and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties.
He noted that the Nigeria Police Force in the coming days will be implementing a robust national security action plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country in addition to securing the electoral processes in the Anambra State Gubernatorial election including the protection of personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and critical national infrastructure.
The IGP noted that the Police Mobile Force, will as usual, form a critical component of the operational plan, to deter any subversive elements that could threaten or disrupt the smooth conduct of the election.
The police Chief stated that “the leadership of the Force has commenced the reorganization, re-equipping, training and re-orientation of the PMF with the goal of strengthening its operational capacity and re-situating the unit to accomplish the task of confronting violent crimes in the Country”.
He emphasised that the Force will continue to do all within its powers to combat all forms of criminality and violent crimes including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and violent extremism, amongst others, across the Country.