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2023 elections, best so far – IGP Usman

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The inspector-general of police, IGP Usman Baba has described the ongoing 2023 general elections as one of the best so far.

The IGP, who stated this after monitoring some polling units in Abuja, noted that the elections have been generally peaceful despite some pockets of attacks.
IGP Usman also acknowledged pockets of challenges in some states, said there was suspected explosion in Borno State, where he said five people were injured.
He however, expressed joy that despite the challenges in South East, the elections still held there are they are largely peaceful.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, FCT CP Sadiq Abubakar has said the elections at the FCT villages are more organised and problem-free than the city centre, where pockets of reports have been reported.

The commissioner, who spoke after visiting some polling units in AMAC and Bwari area councils, said there have been reports of missing electoral materials and some not working properly in the city centres but the villages are not having those issues.

He however, said he has spoken the resident electoral commissioner, who assured him that INEC has mobilised staff to moving around with materials and replace the non functioning ones.

The commissioner also stated that generally, the election has been peaceful and commended the residents of the FCT for maintaining orderliness.

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