Elections: Police order tightened Security at Kwara State’s INEC Headquarters

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin.

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The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 8 representing Kogi and Kwara states, AIG Olakunle Asafa, has directed the Kwara State Commisssioner of Police, Paul Odama, to deploy more armed police personnel at the state’s Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) headquarters.

This is in the wake of recent cases of attacks and vandalization of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) offices by hoodlums in some states of the federation.

AIG Asafa gave this directive when he paid an official visit to the INEC’s office in Ilorin, the state capital, where he was recieved by the Resident Electoral Commisssioner (REC), Mallam Attahiru Madami.

He said this was to further beef up security of personnel, electoral documents and other valuable facilities at the commission’s office, as the nation moves towards another general elections.

He assured that the police would put all strategies and measures in place to curtail attacks on the INEC’s facilities by protecting all election materials and personnel.

The AIG promised that he would visit the INEC facilities in the state frequently to keep watch on happenings at the headquarters, particularly the commission’s facilities and personel.

Earlier, the state’s Resident Electoral Commisssioner, Attahiru Madami, commended officers and men of the State Command under the headship of the Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, for living up to expectations in the discharge of their duties.

According to him, the police in the state have always been at alert and at their duty posts anytime their services are needed and supportive in making the assignments of INEC officials hitch-free.

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