IGP Orders Force CID to Investigate Anyigba Invasion, Killings, Engages Kogi Stakeholders Ahead of Guber Election

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun has charged the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID) to take over the of an incident in Anyigba where it was alleged that some armed men attacked the residence of one of the key officials in one of the parties for thorough investtoorder to ascertain all parties concerned, their respective levels of involvement and to ensure justice by all means.

IGP Egbetokun gave the charge during a crucial meeting with key stakeholders in Kogi State today, November 8, 2023 in continued0 commitment to ensuring a peaceful and secure electoral process during the 11th November off-cycle gubernatorial elections in Bayelsa, Imo, and Kogi States. 

The meeting, according to Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi which was held in the state capital, brought together various stakeholders including political leaders, representatives of political parties, civil society organizations electoral officials, traditional and religious leaders, youth leaders, and security agencies. 

The primary goal of this gathering was to engage in constructive dialogue, share information, and strategize on measures to guarantee a free, fair, credible, and peaceful electoral process in the state.

The IGP also encouraged political leaders to play a significant role in maintaining the peace by promoting a culture of non-violence among their supporters and ensuring that the electoral process is conducted without any of form of intimidation or coercion.

The Inspector General of Police reiterated that the Force is committed to impartiality and neutrality throughout the electoral process and will take decisive action against any person who engages in any form of misconduct or violence. He also charged candidates and their followers to embrace peace as the Police and other Security Agents would not spare anyone caught fomenting troubles during the electioneering process.

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