Elections: Police Deploy 7000 Personnel In Benue

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From Msughshima Andrew, Makurdi

The Police in Benue state says they have deployed a total of 7000 policemen to ensure security of lives and property during the presidential and national assembly election on Saturday.

The state Commissioner of Police, Omololu Bishi disclosed this at the command headquarters in Makurdi, after briefing batch of police mobile force ready for deployment on election duty.

CP Bishi who said the police will be working with other sister agencies reiterated the commitment of the command to ensure a hitch free election.

He said the command has since Thursday this week commence deployment of police officers including other sister security agencies to their primaries assignment particularly those in far distance lical governments to ensure the protection of INEC staff, ad-hoc, polling materials and the electorates.

He therefore appeal to public and the electorates who will be voting during this rescheduled election to be law abiding and ensure a peaceful and transparent election.

The state commissioner of police, Omololu, also called on the people to take their personal security serious and report any ontoward behaviour to security agents.

He also called in all politicians in the state to play by the rules of the game as anyone found wanting will be made to face me law.



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