The Rivers Police Command says it is deploying about 15,544 police personnel to Rivers state for the purpose of the Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections slated for Saturday.
Naija News reports that the state commissioner of Police, Usman Belel, revealed this while speaking in a conference on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
He who said three officers would be attached to one polling unit while the 319 cost said that 319 wards and 4,442 polling units and 2,424 voting points would be covered by police personnel deployed for election duties in Rivers.
The police commissioner in the state furthered that other security agencies in Nigeria would provide the remaining security personnel to ensure a very peaceful election.
“There will be an outer perimeter deployment of armed men to guide against infiltration and hijack of the process by hoodlums or persons that want to foment trouble.”
In his words, the police commissioner saidi”There will be a total restriction of movement of persons, vehicles, boats, on land and waterways between 12.00 midnight on Friday and 6.00 p.m. on Saturday, except those on essential duties.”
He warned politicians and very important personalities (VIPs) against going to voting centers with their security details
He further warned them “to desist from moving from one place to the other on elections day as provided by the INEC guideline and Act”.