Police Inspector-General says no immediate threat to 2023 election

Written by on September 5, 2022

The Nigerian Police force has declared that there is no immediate threat to the 2023 election holding, dousing fears that the election may be cancelled due to insecurity.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, after a meeting with Mr Todd Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of States.

The IG said this follows a robust security threat analysis carried out by the Police using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes.

The IG also added that discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections, with discussions including training of police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security.

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