- Ahead of the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state, the Nigeria Police Force is ready to deploy 34,587 personnel
- Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector General of Police, made this disclosure when he met with various heads of the force recently in Abuja
- The police boss stated further that three helicopters, animals and other equipment would be deployed also for surveillance purpose, to ensure a smooth election
FCT, Abuja- The Nigeria Police Force is set to deploy over 34,000 personnel to Anambra state, ahead of the Saturday, November 6 polls.
According to him, three helicopters will also be deployed for surveillance during the poll in addition to animals and other equipment.
IGP Alkali Baba further stated that the police are collaborating with sister agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the conduct of a peaceful election in the state.
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Earlier on Wednesday, October 13, the IGP had also assured the nation of the commitment of the force to securing public space and upholding the democratic values ahead of the gubernatorial election.
During a strategic meeting held at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, with Commanders of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadrons in the country, IGP Alkali Baba said the force will channel its resources to contain the activities of criminal elements in the Southeast.
Insecurity: Buhari finally approves N13.3bn for take-off of community policing
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the sum of N13.3billion has been approved by Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari for the take-off of the community policing initiative across the nation.
Buhari made the disclosure on Monday, October 11, in Abuja, at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat.
In a statement made available on his official Facebook page, the president stated that the approval was part of measures to consolidate efforts aimed at enhancing security nationwide.
He added that the federal government has increased investments in arms, weapons and other necessary equipment as part of the efforts towards strengthening our national security.