The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has commended all police officers and operatives of other security agencies for providing adequate support to the Nigeria Police Force in ensuring security for the conduct of the governorship elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States.
This was made known in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, Adejobi, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, said Egbetokun noted that the commitment and due diligence displayed by the security operatives in policing the electoral process is highly productive and commendable.
The IGP emphasised that the electoral process in the three states transpired seamlessly, defying earlier threat assessment and projected challenges from various quarters.
He acknowledged the exceptional efforts of the security personnel in maintaining law and order, safeguarding the electoral process, and ensuring the safety of citizens.
Adejobi, said Egbetoku, however, took note of the pockets of incidents that were recorded during the elections and charged the Electoral Offences Desk Officers, under the supervision of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, to commence immediate investigations into these cases.