Over 24,000 Mobile Policemen, 4,000 terrorism experts to be deployed for 2019 elections

Posted by News Express | 7 February 2019 | 595 times

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•Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has said that over 24000 Mobile Police officers, 4000 Counter-Terrorism operatives and 8000 personnel of the Special Protection Unit personnel will be deployed across the country for the general elections. 

Adamu disclosed this on Thursday during a stakeholders’ meeting which held in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The meeting was attended by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, election observers, among others.

According to the police boss, the special deployment will complement other personnel that would be stationed at polling units,

Meanwhile, the Head of European Union delegation, Ambassador Ketil Karlsen, who was represented by Mr Richard Young reiterated the EU’s commitment to credible elections.

He also stated that the Union’s delegation will not be intimidated by anyone.

Sourced from a Channels TV report

 


Source: News Express

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