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Police IG deploys 6000 officers

Giving the recent deadly political violence in Rivers, the Nigeria Police has deployed 6,000 personnel to the state.

The Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase

The election, which will be conducted in three senatorial districts, 12 federal constituencies and 22 state constituencies, is scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 19.

The rerun election is in compliance with the appeal tribunal which nullified the earlier polls.

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Meanwhile, giving the recent deadly political violence in Rivers, the Nigeria Police has deployed 6,000 personnel to the state.

Speaking in Abuja at a joint press briefing with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, said the deployment became necessary because of the already tensed security situation in the state.

He said volatile areas have been marked by the Police Intelligence Unit as well as individuals who could cause mayhem.

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