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Police deploy 6,000 personnel for Rivers re-run election

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has deployed no fewer than 6,000 personnel and 14 units of police mobile force personnel to compliment the personnel of Rivers command for the March 19 re-run election in the state.


The Police spokeswoman, Olabisi Kolawole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.

The statement said three commissioners of police had also been deployed to supervise security arrangements in Rivers-East, West and South-East senatorial districts.

Kolawole said the IGP had also directed the Assistant Inspector-General in charge of zone 6 Calabar, AIG Adisa Bolanta to relocate to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for pre-election preparations.

The Police spokesperson added that the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of operations, Sontoye Wakama, had also been directed to proceed to Rivers to hold meetings with stakeholders and police officers in the state command.

She said Arase assured law abiding electorate of a secure and enabling environment to exercise their franchise, warning security details not to accompany their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centres during the election.


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