Presidential poll: Police to deploy 7,000 operatives in Edo


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By Jethro Ibileke

Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, Edo State Police Command says it will deploy about 7000 officers and men to ensure a hitch-free election.

The Command’s Spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwanbuzor, announced this during a chat with journalists in Benin.

He said the Command is well prepared for the election and has already mapped out strategies and operations for effective policing of the State since September last year’s ember months.

According to him, the operation has to do with strength, as regards the number of officers to police the area.

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He added: “The method to adopt during the election has also been mapped out.

“The Command would deployed about 7,000 police officers for the conduct of a peaceful election in Edo state.

“The officers would be deployed to 4,519 polling units and the schedule on how they would man the polling units in the three senatorial district has been done.”

Nwabuzor, who noted that the atmosphere in the state is calm and peaceful as there will not be governorship election this year, added that the Command is working with sister security agencies to ensure that the election is peaceful as well as protecting lives and property.

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