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Nigerian Police Beef-up Security For Elections In Two States

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By Veronica Bazim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – As part of plans to ensure a successful gubernatorial elections to hold in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Nigerian Police Force says it has perfected plans to deploy additional manpower to ensure its smooth conduct.

The polls are scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold on 21st November and 5th December, 2015. The deployment of the security personnel is necessitated due to tensions usually generated from past elections experiences in the states and the country as a whole.

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, while briefing members of the police management team in his office pointed out that an additional manpower was necessary so as to ensure hitch-free elections.

He added that, the police force has also given directives for the deployment of the special Anti-Robbery squad to compliment the effort of the high way patrol team for an effective policing of the nation’s highway.

“These measures have become imperative to ensure proper monitoring of activities leading to a hitch-free election. This is in addition to stepping-up police visibilities in our highways in the yuletide and systematically decapitate hoodlums taking advantage of the season to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians,” he noted.

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