The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has warned that all state security outfits will not be part of security at the upcoming presidential election taking place on the 25th of February.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Police boss said the likes of Amotekun, Benue volunteer guards, and Ebubeagu are not allowed to take part in the management of security in the upcoming polls.
Baba also warned all security aides and escorts against accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election, stating any officer caught will be punished.
The police chief added that the ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates, and tinted glassesis still in place.
The statement reads: “The IGP sternly warns all security aides and escorts to desist from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election as anyone found flouting this directive will be severely sanctioned,.
“He emphasises that only security personnel specifically assigned to election duties are to be seen within and around the designated election booths and centres.
“Also, the ban on the unauthorised use of sirens, revolving lights, covered number plates, and tinted glasses is still in force, and violators would be sanctioned appropriately.
“All State-established and owned security outfits/organisations, quasi-security units, and privately-owned guard and security outfits are also barred from participating in election security management.”