The Kebbi Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, has ordered police personnel of the state’s command to remain neutral while discharging their duty during the forthcoming general elections.
Magaji-Kontagora gave the order while interacting with newsmen at the Police Command Headquarters in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.
He observed that the task became imperative because of the important role of the police in providing security of life and property before, during and after any election across the country.
“With reference to the 2023 general elections, the police, as the lead security agency in the election security processes, have the statutory obligation to ensure the maintenance of security, law and order, with the active support of other relevant security agencies.
“To achieve this, the Kebbi State Police Command under my watch has been organising workshops, seminars and conferences bothering on electoral laws/human rights violations, civility to members of the public, crowd control as well as the arrest of electoral offenders.
“The essence was to refresh the memories of its personnel and to acquaint them with the best international policing standard,” Magaji-Kontagora is quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
He warned the personnel to be neutral and apolitical while discharging their duties during the general elections.