The Commissioner Of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng today 27/9/2022 met with leaders of Political Parties in the state at his office, Command headquarters Awka.
During the meeting, he urged them to promptly notify the command of their activities of campaign as they commence political campaigns across the state.
The CP alluded to the fact that campaigns are a critical part of the electioneering process. “This therefore will enable the Command provide adequate security for the safety of participants for such events”, he said.
“The Command shall also deploy other tactical and operational units as well as traffic control policemen to strategic points to ensure that the existing public safety and order in the state is sustained”,h
According to him, the teams, are expected to carry out security patrols, surveillance, traffic control and patrols in conjunction with sister security agents.
“This will definitely prevent criminal elements/hoodlums from taking advantage of unsuspecting party faithfuls and properly secure such events”, he believed.
The CP however, admonished such officers that would be deployed for the assignment to display high level of professionalism and operate within the context of the law.
He also, called on members of the public to coordinate themselves and cooperate with the police and other security agents in the course of discharging their constitutional responsibilities.
In attendance are Mr Anuforo Kingsely, Head of Department,Electoral Operations State, INEC, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, ACP Anietie Akpan Eyoh and various leaders of Political parties.