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Adamawa guber: IGP replaces CP on election duty, Barde

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, on Tuesday ordered the Commissioner of Police on election duty in Adamawa State, Mohammed Barde, to withdraw from the state.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this during a press briefing on Tuesday, said the directive was with immediate effect

Adejobi said the IGP also directed that the Commissioner of Police in charge of Gombe State, CP Etim Equa, to immediately proceed to Adamawa State for election security of the yet-to-be concluded supplementary governorship poll.

He said, “The IGP has given directive that the commissioner of police on election security in Adamawa State, CP Barde should pull out of Adamawa State and the Commissioner of Police in charge of Gombe State, CP Etim Equa to proceed to Adamawa immediately, to go and supervise election and provide necessary information and ensure that the process is a success.”

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up at the Adamawa State collation centre as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reconvene days after the commission suspended the exercise.

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