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Nigerian Police Mobilises Officers For Rivers State Election Re-Run

Kaduna (Nigeria) — Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Solomon E. Arase, has directed the Assistant Inspector General in charge of Zone 6 Calabar, South-South Nigeria, Adisa Baba Bolanta, to relocate to Port Harcourt ahead of the supplementary election holding on Saturday.

A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawale says three Commissioners of Police have also been deployed to supervise security arrangements within the three Senatorial Districts of Rivers East, Rivers West and Rivers South East, respectively.

It says 6000 conventional Policemen and 14 Units of Police Mobile Force personnel (MOPOL), would be deployed to compliment the personnel of Rivers State Command during the election.

“The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Operations, DIG Sontoye Wakama, has also been directed to proceed to Rivers immediately to hold meetings with Stakeholders and Police officers in the State Command on the need for peaceful conduct before, during and after the election.

“The IGP, while assuring the law-abiding electorates of a secure and enabling environment to exercise their franchise, warns all security details to desist from accompanying their principals and politicians to polling booths and collation centers during the election. He emphasizes that only security personnel specially assigned for election duties must be seen within and around the election designated places.” The statement says

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