2023 elections: IGP Baba reacts to protest over posting of police chief to Kano

  • The Nigerian Police Force has reversed some postings to Kano state ahead of the Saturday, March 11, governorship election
  • IGP Usman Alkali has changed the deployment of CP Balarabe Sule to the state and replaced him with CP Faleye Olaleye from Ebonyi
  • Before the reversal, there were claims from members of the NNPP that CP Sule was used by politicians to oppress the opposition party in Kano

Kano – Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali has reversed the deployment of CP Balarabe Sule, a former chief security officer to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to Kano for the election.

In Balarabe’s place, the IGP has transferred CP Faleye Olaleye from Ebonyi to Kano to take charge of the command, Daily Nigerian reports.

IGP Baba
The Nigerian Police Force is set to ensure security throughout the elections
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This change was a response to protests staged by members of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) over the report that CP Balarabe Sule, ACP Adamu Babayo, and ACP Abubakar Shika would be posted to the state.

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Sources have it that the trio which had worked together as a team in Kano has been accused of being partisan while on duty.

The police boss responded to the protests of the opposition and shelved the initial posting before the release of the signal apart from redeploying more senior officers to the state in order to beef up security during the polls.

Moreover, as contained in the latest signal, the IGP posted AIG Sani Dalijan to take charge of Zone 1, Kano.

2023 election: Apprehension, doubts in South East over insecurity

There was an air of uncertainty in the southeast on whether the 2023 election will smoothly hold in the region.

This concern came to the fore following the continuous threat to the elections scheduled to hold in February this year by the overwhelming insecurity in the region.

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Though experts had called for serious action against some non-state actors across the country, not much has been seen so far from security operatives deployed to the region as killing and arson continue unabatedly.

A rights group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria led by its coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko had called for the legalization of arms.

The right group called for the liberalization of AK-47 licenses for all adults without criminal records.

Source: Legit.ng

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