President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, February 13, 2023 inaugurate police operational assets at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
City Business News reports that the operational assets were acquired to strategically improve the operational capabilities of the Nigeria Police Force, particularly in crowd control and anti-riot operations.
A statement issued on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi explained that the assets to be commissioned by the President include 127 operational vehicles such as Toyota Hilux Pick Up, Zahab Classic Pick Up, Mikano Rich-6 Pick Up, Anti-Riot Water Cannons, Armored Personnel Carriers, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Coaster Buses, Toyota Hiace Ambulances, Mikano Trucks, and Crowd Control Barriers Vehicles.
Similarly, a large catchment of arms, ammunition, riot control agents such as tear gas, tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays, bulletproof vests, helmets, and other personal protective equipment procured by the Police will also be commissioned by the President.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has expressed the eagerness of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure a safe and secure environment for law-abiding citizens to express their franchise at the 2023 General Election polls.
He also warns all intending troubleshooters to be wary as the Police have been adequately trained and equipped for strategic deployment before, during, and after the elections for the enforcement of extant laws regulating the conduct of elections in Nigeria.