Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba has asked members of the Nigerian Police Force to stay out of politics before, during and after the next general election.
The inspector general sounded the warning during a visit to the headquarters of the Kogi State Police Command in Lokoja on Monday.
He said: “Let me issue a warning to everyone: stay apolitical before, during and after the upcoming elections. You cannot allow yourselves to be used because they will abandon you after the election.”
“You have the duty and responsibility to uphold the Constitution and protect the life and property of citizens; you cannot fail in these tasks.”
The IG is committed to investigating the challenges facing the police, especially at the grassroots level, with a view to providing an enabling environment in which they can perform to their best potential.
Politicians plotting trouble, says Koji govt
Meanwhile, Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has vowed not to allow politicians to bring the state back to an era of crime and crime.
The governor was speaking on Monday when he received Inspector-General of Police Usman Baba, who visited him at his office in Lugard House in Lokoja.
“We have credible intelligence that some politicians were provoking trouble during and after the election; this government will not allow political means to smuggle insecurity into Koji,” he said.
Earlier, Baba described Bello as a tenacious crime fighter who made the state unsafe for criminals.
“I’ve never heard him cry that he can’t control security in his state. That’s because he’s able to work with all the security agencies and lead on the front lines. Security is everybody’s business. When you have a leader on the front When you lead, others follow. This is what is happening with Kogi,” IG said.