Home News 2023 elections IGP removes Adamawa CP, vows to protect electoral process

IGP removes Adamawa CP, vows to protect electoral process



The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali, has ordered that the Commissioner of Police on election duty in Adamawa State, Mohammed Barde, withdraw from the state with immediate effect.

The IGP also ordered that the CP in charge of Gombe State, Etim Equa, should immediately proceed to Adamawa State for election security of the the keenly contested supplementary governorship poll.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, added that the IG was committed to a free and fair electoral process.

Earlier, INEC officials had reconvened at the state collation centre in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The statement reads, “We have not received any letter, but we will carry out through investigation on the Adamawa incident in collaboration with the INEC.

“So, if INEC sends in any letter, we will treat it as recommended as well.

“Also, the IGP has ordered the redeployment of the CP election Adamawa and replaced him with CP Gombe, CP Etim Oqua, who has been directed to proceed to Yola immediately for the conclusion of the guber election process in Adamawa.

“We are committed to having a more secure and successful process in Adamawa.“


Previous articleINEC declares Fintiri winner of Adamawa gov poll
Next articleProperty owner offers house for sale with marriage offer as incentive