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Rivers Rerun Police deploy 28,000 personnel to state ahead of polls

28,000 officers of the Nigerian Police have been deployed to Rivers State ahead of the December 10 rerun elections.

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris play

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris


The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has deployed 28, 000 police  officers and men to Rivers to provide security for December 10 rerun elections.

Idris made this known on Thursday in Port Harcourt while addressing the deployed police personnel and those of the state command.

According to him, logistics arrangements had been concluded.

Idris said that three helicopters would be used for aerial surveillance, each per senatorial district.

He also said that 28 gun boats would be used by the police to patrol waterways in the state in collaboration with Nigerian Navy.

The IGP, who also paid a courtesy call on Gov. Nyesom Wike, said that he was in the state to ensure peaceful elections.

He urged the people of the state to support security agencies to ensure peaceful polls.

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