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Allow Police Regulate Campaigns, IGP Tells Politicians

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba-Alkali, has urged political parties and politicians to allow their campaigns for 2023 general elections to be regulated by the police.

According to the police boss, the measure was to contain any possible breakdown of law and order.

The IGP spoke on Sunday in Maiduguri while speaking to newsmen.

Baba-Alkali said, “I want to beg the politicians and political parties to give us the opportunity to regulate their processions, rallies and campaigns so that they dont have clash.

“The Commissioner of Police is not saying you must apply for permit before you campaign or rally but for him to know so that he can provide security for the venue of campaign or to tell you if another party is also campaigning, for you to adjust to another date.

“It’s a matter of regulating for the benefit of all, to avoid things getting out of control,” the IGP said.

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