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‘No threat to 2023 general elections,’ IGP tells US official



The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, said on Sunday there is no immediate threat to the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

The IGP, according to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja, gave the assurance during a meeting with Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of States, Mr. Todd Robinson.

The IGP met with the official during the summit of United Nations Chiefs of Police held in the United States.

Baba said the assurance followed a robust security threat analysis carried out by the police using global best standards to ascertain the trend of expectations for the elections.

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The statement read: “The discussions at the meeting were centered around enhancing support for the Nigeria Police training and capacity building programme.

“The IGP said the focus was particularly on the training of tactical units deployed in the North-East and other conflict theatres across the country.

“The discussion was also on the need to cascade the ongoing election security management training across the six geopolitical zones in preparation for the 2023 general elections.

“They also discussed training of police recruits on modern policing themes such as forensic investigations, human relations and cyber security.”

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