By Muhammad Lawal, Birnin Kebbi.
CP Abubakar Lawal-Daura, the Commissioner of Police on election duty in Kebbi State, on Thursday enjoined all security personnel to respect the people’s fundamental human rights.
He gave the charge while addressing a combined security personnel at the state Police Headquarters in Birnin Kebbi.
The combined security personnel comprise officers from the Police, Nigerian Army, DSS, NSCDC, NCS, NIS and NDLEA.
Lawal-Daura said that the admonition became imperative, with a view to consolidating on the successes recorded during the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“I felt it’s necessary for the other sister agencies to feel my presence that there is a commissioner of police on election duty, and to appreciate you all on what you did in the recent elections, as I expect you to do more.
“We successfully conducted the Presidential and National Assembly elections; this time around the governorship and state assembly elections are more localised, we have to put in more efforts to see that we do the needful.
“The successes recorded would have been possible without your collective efforts, I must confess that you have done a wonderful job in the last elections,” he said.
The police chief stressed the need for presence of security agencies across the state in order to boost the confidence of the electorate the required security was available.
This would guarantee their safety to come out and exercise their civic responsibility freely and peacefully, he said.
Lawal-Daura assured that the security agencies were fully ready to deal decisively with any unforeseen situation “but based on respect for fundamental human rights of citizens.
“This must always be respected, as you carry out your constitutional responsibility,” he added.