The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has deployed over 26,000 personnel, 15 gunboats and 303 patrol vehicles for the November 18 Anambra state gubernatorial election.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, on Monday.
Moshood said: ”The deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Operations has been deployed to the state and will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and three Commissioners of Police to be in charge of each Senatorial District.
”The deployed equipment will be deployed to cover entire state, including riverine areas and difficult terrains. In addition, other security and safety agencies, which are members of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in the state are also deployed to complement the Police.”
The force spokesperson disclosed that Four policemen would be deployed to each polling unit along with personnel of other security and safety agencies, adding no armed security personnel will be allowed within the polling units.
”Armed Police detachments on patrol vehicles are going to patrol the streets and other locations throughout the state to prevent crime and intervene to quell any violence that may occur during the election,” he added.