Inspector General of Police Usman Baba has charged police personnel in the country to exhibit professionalism in their duty before, during and after the 2023 general elections.
Mr Baba stated this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Special Protection Unit (SPU), Zone 9, in Umuahia.
He said efforts were in top gear to ensure that the police played their role of effective policing ahead of the elections.
The police chief further urged the personnel to remain non-political, diligent and firm and avoid being sentimental while discharging their duty during the electioneering period.
He said efforts would be made to ensure their welfare is cared for while on election duties.
Mr Baba added that he had approved the distribution of essential materials police operatives will use during electioneering.
“I urge you to be good ambassadors of this service, as the police authorities are ready to partner with you. Also, the members of the public are going to support you when you are doing the right thing,” Mr Baba said.
Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 9, Isaac Akinmoyede, said insecurity in the zone had reduced.
Mr Akinmoyede explained that the inauguration of SPU would play a vital role in boosting the morale of the police personnel in the zone.
The IGP also inaugurated the Ubakala Divisional Police Station in Umuahia South local government area.