From Molly Kilete, Abuja
Ahead of the upcoming general elections in the country, the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Usman Baba, has flagged off the Sensitization Summit on peaceful, free and fair 2023 General Elections for members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) National Women and Youths.
The IGP, has equally met with previous batch of Police Constables who have been trained in weapons handling, police tactics/techniques, human rights standards in arrest/detention/search of persons or vehicles, and public order management.
The summit with the theme ‘Ensuring Secured and Safe Atmosphere for Nigerian Women and Youths during Election Process’”, took place at the police force headquarters in Abuja.
The Summit which dissected the roles of the electorates, particularly women and youths, urged cooperation with personnel of the Nigeria Police and other security agencies engaged in election security management for robust security before, during, and after the 2023 General Elections.
The IGP, who commended the PCRC National Chairman, Alhaji Mogaji Ibrahim and the PCRC National Executives for the initiative, urged 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.
In a related development, the IGP, has charged the previous batch of Police Constables who have been trained in weapons handling, police tactics/techniques, human rights standards in arrest/detention/search of persons or vehicles, and public order management to employ their training judiciously to ensure the effective election security management at all level.
The officers used the occasion to conduct 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 2023 General Elections.