Police beef up security around INEC office in Kwara


Security has been beefed-up around the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Kwara to protect the facility from attack.

The deployment was in response to calls by INEC for the police to protect its offices nationwide in view of recent attacks and destruction of election materials in some states.

The Kwara Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Attahiru Madami, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ilorin that it was important to prevent any attempt to undermine security around INEC offices.

He expressed confidence that the police would deliver on its mandate of providing safe and enabling environment for the conduct of the 2023 general elections.

Madami therefore warned miscreants and political thugs to steer clear of INEC facilities.

He said that the commission also partnered the state Fire Service to train its staff on fire fighting methods and precautions.

The REC added that the bushes around the office have been cleared to avoid bush burning that could trigger fire outbreaks.