November 6: Police To Deploy 34,587 Personnel For Anambra Governorship Election


November 6: Police To Deploy 34,587 Personnel For Anambra Governorship ElectionInspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has revealed that over 34,000 personnel will be deployed to Anambra State ahead of the November 6 polls.

He disclosed this while meeting with various state police commissioners and heads of formations in Abuja.

He further stated that three helicopters will also be deployed for surveillance during the poll in addition to animals and other equipment.

IGP Alkali Baba expressed that the police are collaborating with sister agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the conduct of a peaceful election in the state.

Earlier on Wednesday, the IGP had 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 South-East.

The police boss further stated that the leadership of NPF has commenced the reorganization, re-equipping, training and re-orientation of PMF with the goal of strengthening its operational capacity and re-situating the unit to accomplish the task of confronting violent crimes in the country.

He charged Squadron Commanders to upscale their supervisory roles to ensure their personnel demonstrate a high level of professionalism, firmness, courage and respect for human rights while carrying out their duties.

The police chief also noted that the NPF in the coming days will be implementing a robust national security action plan to refocus the internal security dynamics of the country.

In his words, an integral part of the plan would be to protect personnel and materials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The IGP noted that the Police Mobile Force, “will as usual, form a critical component of the operational plan, to deter any subversive elements that could threaten or disrupt the smooth conduct of the election”.

Baba reiterated that the force will continue to do all within its powers to combat all forms of criminality including banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, and violent extremism, amongst others, across the nation.

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