- Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police (IG) has spoken on the November 18 Anambra governorship election
- Idris said the greatest challenge Nigerian is having now is the forthcoming election
- He, however, declared that personnel and provision of necessary logistics would soon be deployed to the state
Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, on Wednesday, October 18, spoke on the November 18 Anambra election and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to reports, Idris expressed confidence that the election would be successful because the threat posed by IPOB has been curbed.
Idris who made this known while speaking with senior officers in Abuja said: ''Return of normalcy following the excesses of these IPOB has made it easy for us to ensure that the Anambra election is peaceful.”
He declared that all police commands across the country would be involved in the provision of security for the poll.
According to him, ''The greatest challenge we are having now is the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. We are going to sit down to strategise on how we are going to conduct that election peacefully.
“We will involve all commands, all the state commissioners of police. We are going to sit down and send out directives towards the mobilisation of the police officers that will cover the election.
“Please, when you receive these directives, act on them promptly because it’s going to be a massive deployment. Anywhere you cite some mistakes, send the correction to us so that it can enable us have the deployment very fast.
“There is no time for us to be delaying on some of these issues. The election is on November 18 and I think it’s close enough for all the security arrangements to be made now, especially in terms of deployment of personnel and provision of necessary logistics.
“We are going to deploy about 15 units there to handle the election. And I believe we are going to adequately take care of the election.’’
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari approved the payment of pension to police officers who served under the then Biafra police during the civil war.
Biafra Security Service (BSS) inaugurated by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu - on NAIJ.com TV: