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Police ready for governorship, general elections

05 February 2014, 07:50Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has expressed the readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure hitch-free gubernatorial elections scheduled for Ekiti and Osun States this year and the 2015 general elections.

Abubakar gave this assurance when the United State Ambassador, James Entwistle, paid him a courtesy visit at the police headquarters in Abuja.

He noted that already, not less than 160 000 police personnel we receiving relevant training on election duties in different police training institutions across the country in preparation for these elections.

“The police officers are receiving specialized training on electoral laws, election security, crowd control skills, anti-riot operations, covert intelligence operations and general principles of democratic policing,” he said.

The United State Ambassador promised increased collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force in the area of capacity building and other security related matters.

He said the United State Government was committed to the growth and success of Nigeria’s democracy and economy.

Widespread violence has marred previous elections Nigeria has held.

– CAJ News


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