The inspector-general of police, IGP Usman Baba, has declared in emphatic terms that there was no threat to the 2023 general elections in the country.
The IGP made this delcaration during the United Nations Chiefs of Police Summit (UNCOPS) in the United States of America and during his meeting with the assistant secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S, Todd Robinson.
Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this stems from the robust security threat analysis carried out using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the electioneering processes.
He further stated that, “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 Force PRO also stated that 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.
Africa Daily News, New York reports that ahead of next year’s election, there has been fears that the elections might not hold due to fears of insecurity.
In another report, former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has called on young people to reject those trying to divide the country with ethnic and religious politics ahead of the 2023 elections.
He made this call on Saturday giving a speech in Owerri at the 80th birthday symposium of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Jonathan pointed out that Nigeria’s politics is steeped in ethnicity and religion ‘to the detriment of our country and our own collective roots. I think we need to reduce this.’