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Police to deploy 21,084 police officers, 3 helicopters for Anambra governorship polls

Posted: 13 September, 2017 at 06:55 am
Police to deploy 21,084 police officers, 3 helicopters for Anambra governorship polls
The police has promised adequate security during the election. Source: Twitter

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, September 12 said the force would deploy 21,084 policemen to Anambra for the November 18 governorship election.

Idris made the disclosure at the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue session in Abuja.

He said that 17,320 policemen would be deployed to the 4,330 polling units across the state while 280 of them would be deployed to the collation centres.

The inspector-general said 2,484 of the security agents would be deployed to 414 major streets in the state throughout the election period.

He said that the Force Headquarters would provide additional 300 vehicles to the 80 operational vehicles in the police command in Anambra.

Idris said that additional police mobile force units had also been deployed to Anambra and other states in the southeast and south-south for the governorship election.

The IGP explained that the deployment was to ensure that criminal elements were removed from the states before the election.

The police boss said that extra security arrangements were being made for some flash and vulnerable points in the state.

He listed the areas to include: Otuocha, Ihiala towns, as well as Onitsha North and Onitsha South local government areas. Others are Achala in Awka North, Ekwulobia in Orumba and Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government areas respectively.

I want to assure you that all necessary manpower and logistics to secure the electorate, electoral officials, monitors, observers and materials have been provided for the command.

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