Ini Billie, Uyo
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has deployed three Commissioners of Police and three Deputy Commissioners of Police to Akwa Ibom State for the elections on Saturday (tomorrow), February 25, 2023.
The CPs would be in charge of the Command, the North West and the North East senatorial districts.
The Police Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, said the Commissioners of Police and Deputy Commissioners of Police have already reported in the state and moved to their different areas of assignment.
Macdon, in a press release made available to our correspondent in Uyo on Friday, said Mohammed Dankwara, the Commissioner of Police for election duty in the state, has deployed 10,102 officers and men from the Police, Customs, Correctional Services, Immigration, FRSC, NSCDC, and NDLEA to different parts of the state during the elections.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), fdc, NPM, CFR has deployed three Commissioners of Police and three Deputy Commissioners of Police to Akwa Ibom State for the purpose of a successful election come Saturday, February 25th, 2023.
“The Commissioner of Police for election duty in the Akwa Ibom State, CP Mohammed Dankwara has deployed a total of ten thousand, one hundred and two Officers and Men from the Police, Customs, Correctional Services, Immigration, FRSC, NSCDC, and NDLEA to different parts of the State to provide security for the February 25th, 2023 election,” he stated.
The PPRO explained that before deploying the officers and men, CP Mohammed Dankwara charged them to be professional in the discharge of their duties, and warned criminal elements against jeopardising the exercise.
He cautioned them to have a rethink as the Command will bring them to justice, and called on residents to go out en mass to cast their votes on Saturday as their security was assured.
He released three phone numbers (0803 921 3071, 0818 924 3935, and 0808 138 8797) for the public to contact in case of emergency.