Three Commissioners of Police have been assigned to Imo State by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, to oversee Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.

The new CPs are Banji Ogunrinde (Imo East Zone), CP Chris Aimionowanne (Imo West Zone) and CP Alex Wannang (Imo North Zone)

The deployment of the three CPs is to provide adequate security in the State amidst rising violence and insecurity ahead of the polls.

In a statement by Police Spokesperson, ASP Henry, it stated that “In order to ensure adequate security before, during and after the elections in every nook and cranny of the State, the CPs have resumed duty and are strategizing based on the already existing security architecture

“The CPs assigned to the state’s election duties promised Imo State decent citizens and all political actors of complete impartiality and a level playing field as they carried out their civic obligations in the upcoming presidential, national assembly and state assembly elections, respectively.

“The freshly deployed CPs also advised the destabilization agents to reconsider their plans because the officers and soldiers are well prepared to deal with any stubborn elements.

“The deployment is to make sure that nothing is overlooked in creating a favourable environment for the law abiding citizens of Imo State to exercise their right to vote and to conduct the general elections in 2023 free from political thuggery and other threats before, during and after the election

“The CP called on all citizens to give their maximum co operation in ensuring safety of all and to take advantage of the Command’s designated emergency contact as follows, 080347773600 or 08098880197 and Also “The NPF rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS users respectively’


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