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Barely 24 hours before the presidential and national assembly elections in the country, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has approved the deployment of three police commissioners to Imo State.
The new CPs are Banji Ogunrinde CP Imo East Zone with phone number 08030790087, CP Chris Aimionowane CP Imo West Zone, 08033208267, and CP Alex Wannang, Imo North
A statement by the spokesperson of the command in Imo, ASP Henry, revealed that they were deployed to Imo State to provide water tight security before, during and after the 2023 elections.
The statement reads, ‘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 strategising based on the already-existing security architecture.’
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‘The CPs assigned to the state’s election duties promised Imo State’s 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.
‘This deployment is to make sure that nothing is overlooked in creating a favorable 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 cooperation in ensuring safety of all and to take advantage of the command’s designated emergency contact as follows; 08034773600 or 08098880197 and also the ‘NPF rescue me app’ is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS users respectively.