The Nigeria Police Force has deployed anti-bomb equipments in its effort to deliver a successful conduct of the 2023 elections.
The force has also completed training of its personnel attached to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal - Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (EOD-CBRN) Unit.
This was contained in a statement signed by the force spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday.
According to the statement, the training discussed established protocols for safe explosives disposal and preventive measures ahead of the 2023 General Elections.
The statement added that the training was approved by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba as part of his vision "to ensure strategic and timely training and retraining of police officers, particularly those with dynamic specializations."
CSP Adejobi further explained that: "Upon conclusion of the training and quarterly conference of Commanders and heads of EOD formations across the country, where the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Unit, CP Zannah Shettima, represented the IGP, at the EOD Annex Office, Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja-Lagos State, there was the distribution of some contemporary gadgets donated by the United Nations’ Mine Action Service (UNMAS), and United States Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence (US NSDD), and others procured through the Special Intervention Fund of the IGP to bases, sub-bases and other operational formations of EOD.
"The gadgets include Pack Eye Back Pack Radiation Detectors, Electronic Control Measure Frequency Jammers, Thermo Scientific RIIDEye, Viken Detection Nighthawk, Thermo Scientific FirstDefender, and F3 Mine Lab-Deep Mine detectors.
"The IGP therefore assures that the Nigeria Police Force in its proactiveness, has emplaced measures to ensure proper sweeping of strategic locations to prevent the import of CBRN and high-yield Explosives into public spaces," he added.
The force has also put all its EOD-CBRN personnel on alert at all the country's entry and exit points to prevent smuggling of explosive materials into the country.
"The Inspector-General of Police has equally ordered Commissioners of Police and their respective supervisory Assistant Inspectors-General of Police in the 17 Zonal Commands, to continually engage with the military and other security agencies that are recognized members of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) to solidify the already designed operation order cum deployment strategies emplaced towards the smooth and peaceful conduct of the 2023 General Elections," the statement added.
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