Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections, Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has ordered the deployment of supporting personnel and additional logistics for effective election security management.
The elections will take place in 2,660 polling units and 185 local government areas across 24 states of the federation.
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According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the additional support includes the deployment of personnel, operational vehicles, non-lethal weapons, personal protective equipment, and anti-riot equipment, among others.
All supervising senior police officers in charge of jurisdictions where the supplementary elections will be held, particularly the supplementary governorship elections in Adamawa and Kebbi States, have been directed to ensure the emplacement of adequate manpower and other resources for effective policing of the electoral process.