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The Nigeria Police Force has concluded the training of Six Hundred and Twelve officers from across the 6 Geo-Political zones ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Police officers being trained

The training which held at 6 different venue in each of the 6 geo-political zones was organized by the Nigeria Police Force in collaboration with Wan Diyos Limited, a consulting firm.

Oyo News reports that the General elections will be held in Nigeria on 25 February 2023 to elect the President and Vice President and members of the Senate and House of Representatives.

According to the Police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, the officers were trained on effective strategies for combatting cultism, kidnapping and electoral violence in the country.

The training workshop which held between Saturday 7th January and Wednesday 18th January, 2023, probed historical antecedents, as well as contemporary issues and solutions to the challenges of cultism, kidnapping, and electoral violence.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba emphasized that the training is germane in light of the upcoming general elections to prepare officers to train their men on vibrant tactics to identify and decimate threats to election security management.

The IGP also assured that the training and retraining of police personnel for election security management and professionalism, in all areas of modern policing, will be a continuous project even after the 2023 general elections.

He charged the trainees to deploy the expertise gained from the workshop towards improved management of cultism, kidnapping and election related violence.

The IGP equally directed them to ensure the knowledge cascades to other officers and men serving in their respective stations/units for a wholistic approach to election security management during the 2023 general elections for free, fair, credible and acceptable elections.

By oyonews

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