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2019 ELECTIONS: New IGP outlines game-plan

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With few weeks to the 2019 general elections, the new Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said he would compliment on the arrangement of former IGP, Idris Ibrahim who just retired.

Adamu said this while speaking to State House Correspondents after he was formally appointed, and decorated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

The new Police Chief who was elevated from the post of an AIG said the retired Idris had made all necessary arrangements to ensure a successful election while promising that all stakeholders would be given a level playing ground.

He said, “We are going to build upon the strategies put in place to make sure that we have hitch-free elections in the country,” he said. “are going to stick by the rules, we are going to do the right thing”.

”We will not go outside the ethics of our job to do things that are untoward. Everybody will be given level-playing ground to play his or her politics,” he said.

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On the contending security challenges facing the country, Adamu maintained that he would be more strategic in tackling kidnapping and abduction, following the structure of former IGP.

”Issues of kidnapping, abduction and other security challenges. From the strategies put in place by the former IGP, we will restrategise and make sure that we tackle these challenges squarely,” he said.

In his remarks, the outgone IGP urged his successor to “adopt measures to ensure that the Nigerian Police Force gives maximum protection to lives and property”.

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