BreakingNews 23/11/16 - Ondo election: Police to deploy 26,000 men, helicopters, APCs

[ Masterweb Reports: Bola Ojuola reports ] - The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris has announced that no fewer than 26,000 officers and men of the Force drawn from 26 mobile units would be deployed for this weekend’s governorship election in Ondo State. The IGP stated this yesterday in Akure, the state capital, at a meeting with INEC officials, security operatives and others stakeholders.

 

According to him, special attention would be paid to riverine communities where 20 boats have been stationed to tackle any security challenge on the waterways.

 

He said 12 Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs) would be moved to the state while 300 Hilux vehicles have been earmarked for the exercise.

 

Idris also said that dogs and horses would be on standby in case of reinforcement, while 3 helicopters would also be used for aerial vigilance.

 

He said the police operatives would work in synergy with other security agencies to ensure hitch free exercise.

 

The IGP also promised a transparent election devoid of rancor, but added that for them to succeed there was the need for cooperation from the electorates.

 

Bola Ojuola reports from Akure, Ondo State.

 

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