Ekiti Election: IGP Idris deploys 30,000 police personnel for Saturday’s election

Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has deployed 30,000 police operatives to the state.
Idris’ directive on deployment of personnel to the state was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood issued on Sunday.

Idris directed that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in the state ahead of this Saturday’s election to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair poll.

The statement said the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Department of Operations has been deployed to the state and would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), four Commissioners of Police (CPs), eight Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 18 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs).
Each senatorial district would be manned by a CP.

The statement read, “Two (2) Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, Five (5) additional Armoured Personnel Carriers, Ten (10) Armoured Personnel Vehicles and Two Hundred and Fifty (250) Police patrol vehicles are deployed throughout the state, including difficult terrains.

“Other security and safety agencies who are members of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in the state are also deployed to complement the Nigeria Police Force during the election.

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NEWSEkiti guber: IGP Idris deploys 30,000 police personnel for Saturday’s electionPublished on July 8, 2018 By Seun Opejobi

Ahead of the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, has deployed 30,000 police operatives to the state.
Idris’ directive on deployment of personnel to the state was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood issued on Sunday.

Idris directed that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in the state ahead of this Saturday’s election to ensure peaceful, credible, free and fair poll.

The statement said the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Department of Operations has been deployed to the state and would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), four Commissioners of Police (CPs), eight Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 18 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs).

Each senatorial district would be manned by a CP.

The statement read, “Two (2) Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, Five (5) additional Armoured Personnel Carriers, Ten (10) Armoured Personnel Vehicles and Two Hundred and Fifty (250) Police patrol vehicles are deployed throughout the state, including difficult terrains.

“Other security and safety agencies who are members of Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) in the state are also deployed to complement the Nigeria Police Force during the election.

“As part of additional measures to guarantee a peaceful and credible election, the IGP will on 9th July, 2018 attend a stakeholder’s and peace accord meeting of all the Thirty Five (35) political parties participating in the election and their flag bearers, INEC officials, election observers and other accredited stakeholders in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State”.

Moshood noted that while the police officers and other security operatives deployed for the elections are under strict instructions to be polite and civil, they would be firm in the discharge of their duties and other responsibilities.

He said they would provide adequate security for the electorates, INEC officials, movement of election materials, accredited election observers, and other individuals and bodies that have statutory roles in the conduct of the election at various locations throughout the period of the election.

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