Anambra Governorship Election: Police To Deploy 21,084 Personnel

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has said the force would deploy 21,084 policemen to Anambra for the Nov. 28 governorship election.

Anambra Governorship Election: Police To Deploy 21,084 Personnel

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 South-East 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.

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