Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Police to deploy 21,084 policemen, 3 helicopters for Anambra election

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said 21,084 policemen and three police helicopters will be deployed to Anambra State for the governorship election in November.

Idris said this while speaking on Tuesday at the 2nd Situation Room Dialogue Session organized by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC).

He stated that no group would be allowed to disrupt or cause violence before, during and after the election.

He said the police headquarters will provide additional 300 vehicles to add to the Anambra command’s 80 operational vehicles.

He added that gunboats for the marine police to man the waterways at Onitsha, Aguleri and Nzam have been provided.

The police boss said marine police and Navy personnel will secure riverine areas while the border areas would be manned by the Police Mobile Force personnel and Nigerian Army.

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