Bayelsa Polls: IG Deploys 14,000 Policemen


The Inspector General of Nigeria Police Force, Solomon Arase, yesterday disclosed in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, that not less than 14,000 officers and men of the force would be deployed in the state during the  governorship election which is slated for December 5.

Arase stressed that the 14,000 officers and men of the force  would be complemented by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and three commissioners of police.

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This disclosure by the IG was made during the briefing of officers and men at the state police command ahead of the poll, while also expressing the readiness of the police in providing adequate security, before, during and after the poll.

Meanwhile, the Chaiman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, who was in the state in company of the Inspector General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, for a stakeholders’ meeting, said it had released the outstanding Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) from the recent continuous voters’ registration exercise which is about 52,000 to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for onward distributions

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