The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has addressed the newly trained constables in public order management ahead of the 2023 elections.
The constables were trained in weapons handling, police tactics and techniques.
Other areas of the training were human rights standards in arrest, detention, search of persons or vehicles and public order management by the NPF Peacekeeping Office.
The officers also conducted a brief demonstration of the contemporary techniques for crowd control and intervention in the event of public disorder which they have learned in preparation for the forthcoming General Elections.
IGP Baba who addressed the officers on Thursday further charged them to make use of their training effectively to ensure a peaceful 2023 elections.
The IGP also flagged-off the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) National Women and Youths Sensitization Summit on peaceful, free and fair 2023 General Elections.
The Summit was themed ‘Ensuring Secured and Safe Atmosphere for Nigerian Women and Youths during Election Process’.
The IGP noted the roles of electorates, particularly women and youths while urging for collaboration with personnel of the police force and other security agencies.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by the spokesperson of the force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Thursday.
According to the statement, the IGP called on the police and other security agencies to ensure election security management for robust security before, during and after the elections.
The statement reads partly: "The IGP commended the initiative of the PCRC National Chairman, Alhaji Mogaji Ibrahim and the PCRC National Executives while urging them to use their platform to improve security at the grassroots level while working to empower local communities to work in tandem with the NPF in ensuring their safety and security and to create a more secure environment for everyone."
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