The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Friday said the Edo State governorship election is a big challenge to security agencies being the first major election to be conducted since his appointment.
The IGP urged police officers and other security agencies not to relax until election results are announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He spoke in Benin City while addressing security officials to be deployed for election duties.
Idris vowed to deal with any police officer supporting political parties during the conduct of the election.
On the Boko haram threat, the IGP directed effective policing of prayer grounds and areas where people assembled to avoid embarrassment from “bad people.”
He urged all Divisional Police Officers to visit all polling units within their division and not read about them in the newspapers.
Idris warned security personnel not to collect money for election duties, saying the Federal Government has released money for payment of security officials.