Ekiti Election: Police deploy highest number of support personnel, surveillance helicopters, armoured personnel carriers and patrol vans

Ahead of the weekend’s governorship election in Ekiti State, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar said the highest number of support personnel and security equipment including surveillance helicopters, armoured personnel carriers, patrol vans and other law enforcement gadgets would be deployed from the Force Headquarters to Ekiti.

At a brief ceremony at the Police Headquarters in Abuja, Mr Abubakar assured Nigerians of the readiness of the Police and other security agencies to ensure a hitch-free election.
“Knowing what Ekiti used to be during elections, we have gone a step further to do all the things we are supposed to do in terms of materials and human resources.

“Do not ask the number of personnel I am going to use, in security business we want to keep that to our chest so that we can do our best.

“I tell you it is one of the highest number we can ever expect to be deployed to any state that we have been because we must look at history,’’ he said.
He noted that his men had the express mandate of the Inspector-General of Police to ensure peaceful conduct of the governorship election in the state.

The Inspector-General also charged the policemen on election duty in the state to carry out their duties in line with democratic conduct, while ensuring that the state remains calm throughout the election and beyond.

The Inspector-General of Police solicited the cooperation of politicians in the state for the smooth conduct of the election.