2023: Allow Police Regulate Your Rallies – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba-Alkali, has advised political parties and politicians to allow the police to regulate their rallies for the 2023 general elections.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday in Maiduguri, Baba-Alkali explained that the call seeks to contain any possible breakdown of law and order.

“I want to beg the politicians and political parties to give us the opportunity to regulate their processions, rallies and campaigns so that they don’t have clash.

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“The Commissioner of Police is not saying you must apply for a 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.