IGP overhauls Edo security architecture ahead of governorship election

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has tapped the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, to lead the assemblage of senior police officers that would take charge of the general security arrangement for the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State.

Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer said this in a statement on Friday.

Titled ‘Edo gov. election: IG deploys DIG, AIG, eight CPs to coordinate security operations’, the statement noted that Oyebade will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Karma Hosea Hassan, who is in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, and eight Commissioners of Police.

Mba said, “Oyebade with the assistance of the AIG will superintend over the entire security architecture and ensure effective monitoring of the election and due enforcement of all electoral laws in the State.

“The Senior Police Officers similarly involved in the election monitoring and evaluation include CP Garba Baba Umar, CP Habu Sani and CP Buba Sanusi.

“CP Akeera M. Yonous will coordinate the operations of the Police Mobile Force and other special strike forces.

“Other four CPs will supervise security arrangement in the three Senatorial Districts of the State.”

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