Arase Police IG deploys Helicopter, Marine Police, Anti-Bomb, Counter-Terrorism Units to Kogi ahead of guber poll

The Police has warned anyone who plots to cause trouble before, during or after the election to steer clear or face the full wrath of the law.

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Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

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Ahead of the Saturday's Kogi State governorship election, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has deployed a helicopter for aerial patrol before, during and after the election.

According to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, November 18, the police boss also deployed the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG in charge of Operations, Wakama Sotonye to the state alongside Marine Police, Anti-Bomb, Counter-Terrorism Units, Police Mobile Force, Force Intelligence Unit and Mounted Troop to complement the conventional police manpower.

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The statement, issued signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Kolawole, assured the Kogi residents that the Nigeria Police Force and otehr security agencies would make sure the election goes smoothly.

However, the Police has warned anyone who plots to cause trouble before, during or after the election to steer clear or face the full wrath of the law.

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"The police will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any person, no matter how highly placed in society, who flouts the law or causes a breach of the peace,” Kolawole said.

She added that Arase also charged the police officers on election duties in the State to ensure they work in line with the Police Code of Conduct and international best practices.