IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, mni

Ag. IGP Suleiman Abba's Maiden Speech

It is my distinct honor to stand before you as your new Inspector General of Police. I'm both excited and humbled by this privilege to serve this outstanding and distinguished organization and our country, Nigeria.
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To further reposition the Police for a successful conduct of the 2015 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni has redeployed senior officers as follows;

1. DIG Dan’Azumi Doma, NPM, fwc – Coordinator South East Zone
2. DIG Mamman Tsafe, NPM, mni – Coordinator South-South Zone
3. DIG Hashimu Argungu, NPM, mni – Coordinator South West Zone
4. DIG Christopher Katso, NPM, mni - Coordinator North West Zone
5. DIG Hilary Opara, mni – Coordinator North East Zone
6. DIG Adeola Adeniji, mni – Coordinator North Central Zone
7. AIG Kalafite Adeyemi, mni – Asst Coordinator South West Zone
8. AIG Bala Magaji Nasarawa - Asst Coordinator North Central Zone
9. AIG Adisa Bolanta, NPM, fwc - Asst Coordinator North West Zone
10. AIG Usman Gwary, fdc – AIG Federal Operations (FEDOPS) Abuja
11. AIG Mark Idakwo, NPM, mni – AIG Zone 9 Umuahia

Also, the IGP has ordered the redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police to Commands indicated for the period of the elections.

1. CP Hosea Karma – CP Rivers State Command
2. CP Adamu Mohammed – CP Anambra State Command
3. CP Dan Bature – CP Enugu State Command
4. CP Usman Abdullahi – CP Katsina State Command
5. CP Jimoh Ozi-Obeh – CP Benue State Command
6. CP Hyacinth Dagala – CP Department of Operations (DOPs) FHQ Abuja.

The IGP directed all officers to exhibit the highest level of personal and professional conduct in the discharge of their duties.

Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

The Nigeria Police Force warns members of the public, particularly those going to vote to beware of the following electoral offences on Election Day.

(1) Casting of vote twice or more.
(2) Announcing false election result.
(3) Stopping any other person from voting.
(4) Revealing information on a ballot paper of another person.
(5) Being in possession of another person’s voter card.
(6) Disorderly Behaviour at polling unit.
(7) Canvassing for votes at polling unit.
(8) Shouting Slogan of a political party at polling unit.
(9) Being armed with guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling unit.
(10) Loitering or walking about in a poling unit.
(11) Using siren at a polling unit.
(12) Snatching or destroying ballot boxes or Card readers.
(13) Holding public meeting during election hours on Election Day.
(14) Wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party.
(15) Inflicts or threatens to inflict injury on any person or persons at a polling unit.

The Nigeria Police Force advises the public to avoid trouble, as any offender will be arrested and prosecuted.

Ag.CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc 
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, 
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

*Saying serious sanctions awaits defaulters

In continuation of the preparations for the 2015 general elections, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni, during his meeting with all commanders of Police Mobile Force Squadrons, Counter Terrorism Units, and Special Protection Units at the Force Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday, 24th March, 2015, again warned all Police officers and men detailed for election duties to ensure they work in line with the Police Code of Ethics and international best practices, just as he called on them to display unflinching loyalty to the Federal Republic of Nigeria at all times.

The IGP warned all Police officers to be firm, meticulous and ensure that nothing untoward happens within their areas of jurisdiction during the forthcoming general elections. He further cautioned Police officers to shun any conduct capable of staining the image of the Force, as he assured of appropriate sanctions for erring personnel.

The Inspector-General of Police, however, reassures Nigerians that the Nigeria Police Force will continue to strategically adopt the best approaches in ensuring the security of lives and property as well as protecting the integrity of all elections in the country.

Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni has ordered that on no account should uniformed private/government security agencies and voluntary organisations such as Boys Scout, Vigilante Group, Boys Brigade, Peace Ambassador, Man’O War etc, be seen in uniform within 300 metres of a Polling unit.

Again, the Police High Command has restated the restriction of vehicular movement during the general elections on 28th March, 2015 and 11th April, 2015, respectively. The restriction will be from 8.00am to 5.00pm on both election days.

While warning politicians and VIPs not to go to polling units on the day of the election with armed orderlies, the IGP said the use of siren, revolving lights, tinted glasses by unauthorised citizens would not be allowed.

The Inspector-General of Police wishes to reassure the public of the commitment of the Force to the provision of round-the-clock security before, during and after the general elections for the teeming citizens of the country. In the same vein, citizens are reminded of their civic responsibility of obedience to all laws of the State and thus advised to conduct themselves for free, fair and violence-free elections.

Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FORCE HEADQUARTERS,
ABUJA.

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