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In Abuja Police to deploy 13,000 personnel for council elections

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, also expressed confidence in the agency’s readiness.

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Nigerian Police Force

(Daily Post)

The Nigerian Police Force has announced that 13,000 personnel will be deployed during the Abuja council elections to ensure safety of lives and property.

Channels Television reports that the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu, also expressed confidence in the agency’s readiness.

Speaking on the deployment of policemen, Danta Walima, who spoke on behalf of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) commissioner of police said “We are very prepared, we have everything we need to curb any form of crisis.

“Over 13,000 police officials are to be deployed within the FCT. The commissioner is also inviting men of conventional police and mobile police force from neighbouring states so as to ensure adequate security during and after the election.

“There will be enough manpower and escorts at the collation centers and at the 2000 polling units in the FCT.”

The FCT council elections are scheduled to hold on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

READ: Police IG deploys 6000 officers for Rivers rerun elections

Abuja officially became the capital of Nigeria on12 December 1991.

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