Police mop-up 182 arms, ammunitions ahead of next elections

The Nigeria police authorities have receive additional 182 advanced arms and 430 ammunitions of various calibres during mop-up exercise, ahead of March 18th governorship and Assembly houses of Assembly polls.

Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector General of police disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public relations officer,
Force Headquarters.

He revealed that the arms and ammunitions were within one month from the handover of previously recovered arms and ammunition to the National Centre for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (NCCSALW).

IGP Baba, extended additional human and logistic support to Commands and Formations across the Country for effective election security management during the forthcoming gubernatorial and state houses of assembly elections scheduled for Saturday 18th March, 2023.

The additional support, according to the police boss, includes the deployment of personnel, operational vehicles, non-lethal weapons, personal protective equipment (body armor), anti-riot equipment among others.

Similarly, the Inspector-General of Police has charged all Strategic Police Managers to deploy the additional distributed operational assets and manpower to ensure the emplacement of a proper security arrangement for the upcoming elections through effective collaboration with stakeholders.

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