The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, has warned men of the Nigeria Police Force to be apolitical as 2023 general election draws near.
IGP Alkali handed down this warning in Umuahia, Abia State after inaugurating various projects in the state including Divisional Police Officer’s quarters in Eastern Ngwa Divisional Headquarters, Obingwa, Ubakala Divisional Headquarters, Police Children’s School in Obingwa LGA and Special Protection Unit, at the Zone 9 Headquarters, Umuahia.
Addressing his men, IGP Baba warned, “You must be apolitical, diligent, and firm. You don’t introduce primordial loyalty and other sentiments in your policing network, capacity, and ability.
“This is a period culminating into the election day and from the election day, we still move forward to after the election.
Be a good ambassador of peace. The service is ready to partner with you. Members of the public are also going to support you when you are doing the right thing.
“Government is appreciating what you are doing and you must live above board. Every effort will be made to make your life better during the election. Your allowances will be paid.”
On the 2023 elections, the IGP advised, “We have a duty to police the election security before, during and after.