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Police deploy 30,000 personnel, two choppers for Ekiti Gov election

The Police have deployed 30 , 000 operatives , two helicopters and 250 patrol vehicles — including five Armoured Personnel Carriers — for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State .
The security operation for the poll would be supervised by the Deputy Inspector – General of Police , Operations , Joshiak Habila, who would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector -General of Police, four Commissioners of Police, eight Deputy Commissioners of Police and 18 Assistant Commissioners of Police

The Force Public Relations Officer , acting DCP Jimoh Moshood , explained in a statement in Abuja on Sunday that each senatorial district will be manned by a Commissioner of Police.

“ To ensure adequate security and safety of life and property before , during and after the elections , the IGP has approved the deployment of 30 , 000 Police personnel in Ekiti State for the election .
“ Four policemen and two others from other security agencies will be on duty at each polling unit throughout the state .

“ The Police Mobile Force, to be headed by a very senior officer , will provide security at the results collation centres, ” the statement explained .
The deployment , the Police said , also included 10 Armoured Personnel vehicles , Police Mobile Force Units , Counter -Terrorism Unit, the Special Protection Unit , the Anti – Bomb Squad, conventional policemen , the Armament Unit, Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department and the sniffer dogs section .

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