Police have deployed 3 Helicopters, Dogs and 34,587 Personnel to Anambra ahead of November 6th Governorship election.
Truetells Nigeria Reports that the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the mobilization and deployment of a total of 34,587 police personnel, three Police Helicopters, technical capabilities of the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch (in charge of security dogs), and other operational assets for the Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections slated for 6th November, 2021.
The IGP made this known on Thursday at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, during the 2nd Strategic Police Managers Conference for Senior Police Officers from the rank of Commissioner of Police and above.
A statement issued by spokesman of the police, Frank Mba, said the IGP noted that the Force has conducted an Election Security Threat Analysis as part of preparations for the Elections and also developed a Strategic Election Security Operational plan to stabilize the prevailing security situation in Anambra State.
He said these actions are aimed at creating a conducive and enabling environment that will guarantee the peaceful conduct of the elections.
The IGP further noted that the 34,587 personnel, comprising conventional police officers, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces personnel, Explosives Ordinance Unit (EOD), Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), INTERPOL, Special Protection Unit (SPU) as well as Police Medical Teams, will be on ground to guarantee a hitch-free election.
In addition, three helicopters will be deployed for aerial surveillance amongst other unique operational capabilities.