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Wednesday 13 September 2017

Anambra Guber: 21,084 police officers, helicopters, gunboats to be deployed – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris said a total of 21,084 policemen and three police helicopters will be deployed for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.

Speaking on Tuesday at the 2nd Situation Room Dialogue Session organized by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Idris stated that no group under any guise would be allowed to disrupt or cause violence before, during and after the election.

He said the police headquarters will provide additional 300 vehicles to add to the Anambra command’s 80 operational vehicles, adding that gunboats for the marine police to man the waterways at Onitsha, Aguleri and Nzam have been provided.

Idris said for the purpose of a successful election, the riverine areas would be manned by the marine police and Nigerian Navy while all exit/entry points, including border areas would be manned by the Police Mobile Force personnel and Nigerian Army.

He said the Anambra command has been directed to liaise with community leaders such as Ohaneze Ndigbo to prevail on the indigenes not to be used to disrupt the election or disturb public peace and law and order.

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