Police deploy 25,000 personnel for Imo guber poll
Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Nigeria Police force says it has deployed a total of 25,565 police personnel “to man the land, airways and waterways” for today’s governorship election in Imo State.
The supervising DIG Imo State Gubernatorial Election, DIG Frank Mba, disclosed this while inspecting the operational vehicles deployed by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Olukayode Egbetokun, to beef up security in the state.
DIG Frank Mba also disclosed that over 80 trucks, 20 buffaloes, 20 Hilux vehicles and 20 gun trucks have been made available to help in strengthening the police capacity to deliver on their mandate during the Saturday polls.
He reiterated the police duty to provide a safe and conducive playing ground for all political actors, citizens, election observers and even the press
‘We are here to make life safe and more meaningful to the law abiding citizens. We would be deploying both in the air, on the water ways, our police marine unit will be working in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy. We will be tough, we will be hard, we will be uncompromising to the law breakers. We will be unapologetic in enforcing the laws”
DIG Mba will be in Imo state to monitor the Saturday governorship election following the redeployment of the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde.