The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has asked Squadron Commanders to remain apolitical as the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State draws closer.
IGP Alkali gave the charge on Wednesday during his maiden meeting with Squadron Commanders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
“You must remain apolitical while being ruthless with violent elements and ill-guided political thugs that may wish to test our common will to deliver a transparent and credible electoral outcome,” the police chief added.
He also called for cooperation with other security agencies and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“I charge you to cultivate the spirit of teamwork and inter-agency cooperation, knowing that you will operate side-by-side with other sister security agencies and officials of INEC,” he noted.