Police to deploy 18,426 officers for Osun gubernatorial poll – IGP Idris on Osun State September Election
In positive ambitions towards a safer Nigeria, IGP Idris urges politicians and their supporters to abstain from electoral violence during the 22nd September Governorship Election. He also said police officers to be deployed to all corners of Osun are well lectured, lectured and oriented on electoral conducts, behaviours, laws and offences.
The Nigeria police force has disclosed that 18,426 policemen would be deployed to Osun state for security purposes during the Saturday, September 22, governorship election. It was reported that according to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, the number includes men and officers from conventional and PMF units, intelligence as well as the technical teams of the force.
Happening now in Osun State, DIG Joshak Habila, supervising Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Osun Gov Election, addressing Officers and Men of all Security and Safety agencies before embarking on Show of Force Exercise and visit to flash points in the State pic.twitter.com/QSMGvjZxD2
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) September 19, 2018
IGP Idris said each polling station on the election day will be guarded by four policemen. He urged politicians and their supporters to refrain from violent conduct during before, during and after the election. “Arrangements have been concluded to deploy over 18, 426 police personnel, including conventional and PMF units, Intelligence and technical teams to provide security,” Idris said.
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“This number excludes the support services to be provided by other security personnel from the Armed Forces, the Immigration Service, the Prisons, the Customs and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to complement the efforts of the police,” he added.
“Our brothers, politicians and their supporters are advised to desist from actions that may precipitate violence before, during and after the election.
“The police officers deployed for this election have been lectured and educated on electoral conducts, behaviours, laws and offences, and are therefore expected to conduct themselves in a highly programs ethical manners.”
TOWARDS THE SEPTEMBER 22ND OSUN STATE ELECTION