The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Adamu, prohibited security agents from accompanying political figures and persons in the office during the elections for governor of Edo State.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, announced the ban in a statement released Friday.
According to Mba, the I-G had warned that anyone disobeying the order would be severely reprimanded.
He also said the I-G had appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Adeleye Oyabade, who is in charge of investigation and planning, to oversee general security arrangements for the elections.
“The DIG is assisted by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of federal operations, Mr. Karma Hassan, and eight other police commissioners.
“With the support of the AIG, the DIG will oversee the overall security architecture and ensure effective election observation and the proper enforcement of all electoral laws during the elections,” he said.
He stated that the agreement is part of the efforts of the police to ensure good coordination of security arrangements to guarantee the proper conduct of the elections in the state.
The FPRO also said the inspector general called on citizens, especially politicians, governor candidates, and other state stakeholders to cooperate with the police and other security agencies.