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IGP halts operation of quasi security outfit for2023 election

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Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali has said that all quasi-security outfits established by state governments would not be engaged in election security during the 2023 general elections.

A statement signed by the force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, noted that such establishments are not legally-backed for the exercise.

The statement added that the security outfits have no legal roles under the Electoral Act in the electoral process.

It therefore, directed all Police Managers to ensure they are not utilized by political or community actors for any role during the electioneering campaign and other electoral processes

Written by: Helen Obih

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