The Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered security beef up in the affected states of re-run elections in 28 federal and state constituencies.
The Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said the Police Boss had ordered Police Commissioners in the affected states to ensure comprehensive security arrangement for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC offices and facilities.
Mba said the order was to ensure hitch-free elections and a level-playing ground for all the candidates and parties in the elections. He noted that the affected states are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun and Sokoto.
He said the Adamu had ordered police personnel deployed for the elections to strictly abide by rules guiding the conduct of officers on election duty.
Mba pledged that the officers would be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their duties and enjoined politicians, candidates and the electorate to ensure strict conformity to the rules of law during the elections.