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Three DIGs are sent by IGP to Imo, Bayelsa, and Kogi for election duties

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Three Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) have been sent out by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. Kayode Egbetokun to supervise security preparations for the governorship elections in the states of Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi on Saturday.

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This was said by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, during a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

According to him, Habu Sani (Kogi), Daniel Sokari-Pedro (Bayelsa), and Frank Mba (Imo) were among the DIGs.

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According to Adejobi, the senior police officers’ deployment was consistent with the force’s pledge to maintain impartiality and improve sufficient oversight of those stationed for the poll.

According to him, the goal was to raise the level of oversight above the current security setup in order to ensure that the election would adhere to the strictest requirements for credibility and openness.

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According to a police official, the force had enough people and resources deployed prior to the election.

Adejobi stated that on November 11 from 12:01 am to 6:00 pm in the states that were impacted, the IGP had issued an order restricting vehicular travel on highways, rivers, and other modes of transportation.

“The restriction does not apply to those performing essential services, such as INEC officials, accredited electoral observers, emergency medical ambulances, firefighters, and other election-related workers,” the spokesperson stated.

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