In preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has reportedly urged police officers in the country to prepare for fresh security challenges .
Baba reportedly made this known at the opening ceremony of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers in Akwa Ibom.
He noted that, “Let me re-emphasise that the countdown to the general elections will present new sets of security challenges which will undoubtedly further task our professionalism.”
According to him, “We must, as strategic police managers on whose shoulders the task of ensuring a peaceful electoral process rest, be adequately prepared. It is my additional expectation that this Conference and Retreat will serve as a forum to also engage issues relating to our roles in the electioneering process.”
The Police boss maintained that, “May I also seize this opportunity to reassure the entire citizens of this great country of our firm determination and clear vision to evolve a new Police Force for the nation. We shall continue to explore all available strategies in guaranteeing their security and safety.”