No fewer than 25,000 policemen will be deployed to Kogi State for the November 16 governorship election, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu says.
Naija News reports that IGP Adamu disclosed this in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital on Thursday during a stakeholder-meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.
IGP Adamu said the Nigerian police in collaboration with other security agencies remain committed to preserving the integrity of the electoral process through the protection of electorates, electoral materials before, during and after the election.
The IGP who was represented at the occasion by DIG operation, Abdulmalik Ali warned that they are aware of the recruitment and training of private security by some politicians in a bid to disrupt the election.
” Intelligence available within our disposal has revealed that some politicians have started training some people, giving them uniforms to cause mayhem. Be rest assured that we will not allow this to happen on election day,” he stated.
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