Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba, on Wednesday in Abuja charged Squadron Leaders of the Nigeria Police to remain apolitical at the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.
Addressing a meeting with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Special Protection Unit and the Counter Terrorism Unit, Baba said the election security plan would revolve around the PMF.
“Most of your operatives will be deployed to deter pervasive elements that have plans to truncate the electoral process.
He urged the squadron leaders to demonstrate high level of professionalism, strong supervisory capacity in firmness and courage, which were the traditional hallmarks of the PMF.
“You must remain apolitical and ruthless with violent elements and ill-guided political tugs that may wish to test our common will to deliver a transparent and credible electoral outcome,’’ he stressed.
He said the idea was to work out a more potent action plan to address the current security slide in the country. (NAN)