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Yobe: Police Deploys 2000 Officers For LG Poll

Yobe State Police Commissioner, Abdulmalik Sunmnu, has confirmed that 2000 Policemen would be deployed to the 17 Local Government Areas of the state to maintain law and order during the forthcoming LG polls in the State.

Sunmonu told newsmen in his Office arrangements have been concluded for the deployment of the 2000 Policemen to provide security for the polls scheduled to hold by February 11th.

He said the deployment was in line with standard which says “at least three security agencies per polling unit”.

The Police boss said arrangements are in top gear by the Police in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.

“We are fully ready and prepared to face the election, meetings have been held with the stakeholders especially the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), we are going to do it in collaboration with other security agencies.”

“we have just met with my field Commanders, the Area Commanders, the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and other heads of units to tune our operational order“ he added.

Sunmonu said that,the police would embark on sensitization in order to rebrand the modes of operations and preach the need for peaceful polls to all voters across the state.

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