Police ready for 2019 elections – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP)Ibrahim Idris has affirmed that the police are ready to provide adequate security to ensure free and fair election during the 2019 general elections.

The IGP stated this when he received a delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on a fact finding mission to Nigeria on the 2019 election led by Mohammed Konte to the IGP office in Abuja on Thursday.

A statement issued by the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, noted that the IGP, who welcomed the delegation, expressed his delight to have them at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters. He also acquainted the delegation with the administration of the Force, the strength and spread of the Nigeria Police Force across the country.

In his remarks, the leader of the ECOWAS delegation, Mohammed Konte lauded the frantic efforts and giant strides achieved by the Nigeria Police Force in sustaining peace in Nigeria. While making further comments during the visit, Konte stressed the importance of Election Security and the utmost need for a peaceful 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, assuring that ECOWAS will play its roles to ensure that this is achieved.

Innocent Odoh, Abuja