November Guber Polls; Police distribute 220 operational vehicles, other equipments in three States
Police will distribute 220 operational vehicles to Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi preparatory to off-cycle governorship elections holding in the states on Nov. 11.
Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, stated on Sunday in Abuja that the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun already ordered the distribution of the vehicles.
He listed the vehicles to include water canon carriers and Armoured Personnel Carriers.
Egbetokun also directed issuance of helmets, bulletproof vests and tear gas canisters for operatives to be deployed for the elections.
Adejobi stated that the idea was to intensify security arrangements and to ensure smooth electioneering processes in the three states.
He added that the I-G had earlier organised trainings for the police officers to be involved in the election security management ahead of the elections.
Adejobi stated also that the I-G sought the approval of the Federal Government for the payment of allowances and other necessary support to boost the morale of the officers during the operations.
Egbetokun also urged stakeholders in the conduct of the elections to embrace peace; uphold the sanctity of the rule of law and be law-abiding during and after the elections.
He said the police and other security agencies had been placed on alert to avert any unruly act capable of disrupting the elections in any of the states, Adejobi stated. (NAN)