Police has spoken out on Gen. Abel Kandiho’s safety and security detail as the Joint Chief of Staff.
Police was prompted by media reports which suggested that Gen Kandiho had clashed with other top police commanders.
“We wish to strongly refute the false and malicious allegations on the security details and protocols at Police Headquarters. And further clarify to the Editors and journalists at Spyreports, that the security protocols at Police Headquarters, are conducted in accordance with the Rules and instructions for the protection of all facilities at Police Headquarters,” the Police publicist Fred Enanga said on Tuesday evening.
“It is multilayered and effectively supervised by the Commander Cantonment, from the Counter Terrorism Directorate. And his main objective is to proactively deter or eliminate any identified threats, risks and vulnerabilities at all Headquarters facilities, as well as Staff and visitors,” he added.
Enanga further said that commander cantonment is aided by our Computerized surveillance system of cameras and alarms, other covert and overt teams, to intervene in any unauthorized activity at or within the vicinity of Police Headquarters. The details of which cannot be shared.
Regarding the safety and security of the top police leadership, an all round protective arrangement is carried out by VIPPU personnel from the Directorate of Counter Terrorism.
“They ensure the safety and security of their principals during escort, at the residence and while traveling within the country. They have the required skills and expertise in threat identification and prevention. All members of the top leadership have protective security teams. In addition to the above, any additional protective enhancements, maybe extended depending on our threat assessment. We are therefore, proud of the existing security protocols that have helped create a safe and secure working environment at Police Headquarters.”