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23, 230 policemen for Anambra polls

Abuja—The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, says it will deploy 23,230 policemen to ensure peaceful conduct of the Anambra governorship election, slated for February 6.

Mr Yemi Ajayi, the Deputy Public Relations Officer and a Chief Superintendent of the force, disclosed this to newsmen  in an interview in Abuja, yesterday.

He said the policemen would cover 4, 653 polling units in 326 wards of the state during the exercise.

According to him, the men and officers will be deployed for patrolling, surveillance and intelligence gathering.

“We are fully prepared to enforce the electoral law during the election. We also warn those who are planning to disrupt the election to desist because there will be no room for those wanting to violate the law,” Ajayi said.

He added that 945 policemen were also deployed to the House of Assembly re-run elections, which will take place at Etsako North Local Government Area of Edo.

He said that every police officer on electoral duty would use identification tag with special water mark to prevent counterfeiting.

“The police officers will always be alert in noticing and preventing incidents that could lead to disruption of voting or other election related activities,” Ajayi said.

He urged players in the electoral process to cooperate with the police to ensure the conduct of  “free, fair and credible election.”


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