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Ondo 2016 Guber: IGP Confirms 26,000 Policemen Will Be Deployed to Monitor Poll

AKURE, ONDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris has indicated that a total of 26,000 of his personnel will be deployed to Ondo State, to maintain peace and order this Saturday State’s Governorship Election.

In addition to this, three helicopters, 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers and 20 gunboats IGP confirmed will be made available for the election.

Mr. Idris announced this Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital at a meeting with the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) officials as well as representatives of the political parties in the state.

The Police boss clarified that 20 gunboats would be deployed in the water ways to ensure maximum security along the riverine areas, while three helicopters would be designated for patrolling within the State’s three senatorial districts.

Mr. Idris added that three Commissioners of Police (CP) would be deployed to the State on special operations for the poll.

He stressed that all security agents should attach their name tags to their uniforms, warning that any security official who flouted the order would be arrested.

While directing that the security personnel should restrict themselves to the designated posts, IGP warned the electorate to shun violence before, during and after the election, as well as urged members of the public to cooperate with security agencies in ensuring a peaceful poll.

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