By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Those waiting to see the embattled “Super Cop”, Mr. Abba Kyari extradited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or any foreign authorities, will be disappointed as there is no formal request from anywhere to ship him out of Nigeria.
This much was disclosed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Alkali Baba in Abuja on Thursday while briefing State House Correspondents at the Special Weekly Briefing coordinated by the Presidential Communication Team held at Press Gallery, Presidential, Villa.
Baba who used the forum to give an update on the successes recorded by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under his watch and also the challenges so far encountered in securing the nation, said that the alleged FBI Extradition Request for the handover of Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) is only in the realms of media speculation.
According to him: “I wish to make it clear that the said FBI Extradition Request has not been received by the Police. It’s only a mere media speculation. As it stands today Nigeria Police Force has not received any extradition order or request from anywhere for that matter”.
The IGP however acknowledged an internal investigation on the allegations of misconduct levelled against Kyari by his traducers and said the findings will be made public in due course.
Meanwhile, IGP Baba has assured the people of the South East region in general and the law-abiding citizens of Anambra state that NPF is ready to provide adequate security for the people to exercise their civic duties on November 6 governorship election.
Said he: “I can assure Nigerians especially the people of Anambra state that NPF is ready to provide adequate security in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship Election. We have mobilized enough human and material resources to ensure that the election holds peacefully”.
“To ensure that security in Anambra is top notch, a DIG has been deployed to Anambra state as a Coordinator of Security Arrangements for the election. We have also deployed no fewer than 34, 520 Police personnel to keep the peace in Anambra. They include Counter Terrorism Squad and Police Mobile Squad”.
“We have equally deployed three helicopters and 7 gunships to patrol both the hinterlands and the riverine areas of the state to ensure there are no breach of the peace on the election”, Baba revealed.
The IGP however hinted that both the media and the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) that will officially cover the Anambra election will also be screened and accredited by the Police.