Bayelsa election: Police set to deploy over 30,000 officers

Bayelsa election: Police set to deploy over 30,000 officers

- The inspector general of Police has promised that adequate security will be made available for the November election in Bayelsa state

- The IGP said over 30,000 officers from various security agencies would be deployed to the state ahead of the election

- According to the IGP, the Police will ensure a level playing ground for all parties and politicians

The Nigeria Police has said it will deploy over 30,000 officers for the forthcoming November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa state.

Premium Times reports that the inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while speaking at a stakeholder's meeting in Yenogoa said the officers will include agents from other security agencies.

Adamu, who was represented by the deputy inspector general of police (operations), Abdulmajid Ali, said the Police would not give any political covering to any candidate or party.

He said the security officers deployed for the elections would also provide a level playing ground to ensure a free and fair election.

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“We are deploying not less than over 30,000 policemen and will include other security agents for this election," Ali said.

He also said that any individual irrespective of political affiliation found culpable or seen as a threat to a peaceful election process would be arrested and made to face justice.

Meanwhile, previously reported that a traditional leader in Ekpetiama Kingdom of Bayelsa state had alleged that some politicians were stockpiling arms ahead of the November election.

Ibenanaowei Dakolo said it is necessary that arms being held in the state are mopped up; warning that if not done, there would be violence when the election results are announced.

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