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IGP confesses, says Edo election is challenging



The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has said the governorship election in Edo State is a big challenge for him and security agencies in the country.

Idris, who stated this on Friday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, saying it is more challenging because it is the first election to be conducted under his watch as IGP.

The IGP, who was addressing security officers on election duty, urged them not to relax until election results are announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, vowing to deal with any police officer found to have been compromised by political parties.

He further directed police officers in the state to ensure proper policing of prayer grounds and public places where people gather to forstall threats by the violent Islamist group, Boko Haram.

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