The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive, water-tight and round-the-clock security for all Independent National Electoral Commission offices and facilities nationwide.
Consequently, Command Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the Federation and FCT have been directed to put in place adequate, functional and purposeful security arrangements aimed at protecting all INEC offices and materials from all forms of crimes and mischief before, during and after the elections.
Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police have also been mandated to monitor compliance level of Commands under their jurisdiction with this directive, and ensure that no breach of security of any kind occurs within and around INEC facilities under their watch.
The order takes immediate effect, a statement on Sunday by the Force Public Relations Office, Frank Mba, said.
Mba said the IGP has assured Nigerians of the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to deliver on its mandate of providing a safe and enabling environment for the conduct of the general election.
He said Adamu reiterated the commitment of the Force to providing a level playing field for all political actors, while remaining professional and apolitical in the discharge of its responsibilities.