ABUJA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua/GNA) - Nigeria's police
chief Ibrahim Idris Thursday assured that all strategic operational plans for a
credible elections in 2019 have been concluded.
The police would not be deterred in ensuring credible elections in the country as it was constantly training and building capacity of officers on election duties, Idris said in Abuja, the nation's capital.
He spoke at a workshop organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser ahead of the February polls.
Idris warned that politicians engaged in electorate malpractice would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the law.
He added that it was the responsibility of the police as the foremost internal security agency to provide security for elections at national, state and local levels.
The police boss advised politicians to imbibe and internalize the culture of non-violent politics.
He said the greatest challenge of the police and other security agencies in providing security during elections was the conduct of politicians.
In his remarks, Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission said the commission was planning to engage security agencies on capacity building.
He said the 2019 elections would be inclusive as all eligible Nigerians, including Internally Displaced Persons within the country, would be given the chance to vote.
The chairman said the commission was committed to conducting credible, free and fair elections in 2019.