The Nigerian Police has released an official statement saying the 2023 general elections were peaceful.
According to the statement, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, chaired the review session that was held in Abuja.
The IGP lauded the polls that were marred by gross malpractices, including some officers of the NPF playing active roles in some of the irregularities.
The Police Statement which was titled “NPF REVIEWS 2023 ELECTORAL PROCESS AS IGP COMMENDS OFFICERS, COMMANDERS FOR PEACEFUL POLLS,” read in part:
The IGP “Assures Effective Collaboration with INEC for Expeditious, Transparent Prosecution of Electoral Offenders.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, on Monday 27th March 2023, met with Strategic Police Managers of the Nigeria Police Force comprising Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and members of the Force Management Team,Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other Tactical Commanders at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja,to evaluate Police performance during the 2023 General elections, highlight lessons and strengths, and dissect complex dynamics for subsequent optimal performance.
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