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Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, has commended the efforts of the police personnel and other security agencies during the just concluded Edo State governorship election.
Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, in a statement on Friday, said that after an appraisal of security operations during the Edo state election, the IGP and the Police management team were satisfied with the performance of security officers.
Awunah stated that the election was transparent and “in accordance to principles of democratic policing.”
The statement said that preliminary reports from observers show that there was no loss of lives and property during the election.
“This exceptional performance of the Nigeria Police Force in the election, exemplified the determination of the Inspector General of Police in ensuring that Election Security in the Country is implemented based on international standards and policing with integrity,” the statement said.
“The Edo governorship election has proved from the policing perspective that the Nigeria Police Force has the capacity, knowledge, ability and personnel to process and safeguard our nascent democracy.”
The Inspector General of Police also commended the people of the state for cooperating with the security agencies, assuring that the police was ready to keep up the good work in subsequent elections.