IGP, Usman Alkali Baba
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has assured Nigerians that there are no threats to the 2023 General Elections.
The IGP stated that ahead of the elections, police officers are being trained in modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security.
A statement released by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, said the IGP disclosed this during the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) in the United States of America.
Adejobi had a meeting with Mr. Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of States as part of events rounding up his attendance at the UN summit.
During the meeting, discussions centered around enhancing support for the NPF training and capacity building programmes particularly the training of tactical units deployed in the North East and other conflict theatres across the country.
''Similarly discussed is the achievement of cascading the ongoing election security management training across the six geo-political zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections and support for police recruit training in modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security. The Assistant Secretary praised the good work and the feats recorded by the NPF under the amiable leadership of the IGP, even as both leaders discussed other ways of increasing support to the NPF.
The Inspector-General of Police, in his quest to achieve improved policing services and bequeath an enviable policing system to the nation, has continuously interfaced with individuals and groups with requisite ideas and support-base for the achievement of his agenda of a modern Nigeria Police Force. The IGP, who is billed to return to the country on Sunday (today), similarly emphasized his administration's focus on improved training and retraining of police officers and men, as well as the sustainance and improvement of cutting-edge technology for better crime prevention, deterrence and apprehension of suspects with concrete, credible and corroborated evidence.''t he statement read in part.