The inspector-general of police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has asked Mohammed Barde, commissioner of police in Adamawa, to withdraw from the state.
The IGP ordered Etim Equa, commissioner of police in Gombe to proceed to Adamawa immediately to provide election security in the state.
Muyiwa Adejobi, police spokesperson, made the announcement on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja.
There have been calls for Barde to be redeployed from the state following the declaration of Aisha ‘Binani’ Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election in Adamawa.
Hudu Yunusa-Ari, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Commission (INEC), on Sunday, announced Binani winner of the election while under police protection led by Barde.
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