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Rivers Rerun: Police Deploy 6,000 Men, 3 Commissioners

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[caption id="attachment_6315" align="alignnone" width="650"]ACP Olabisi Kolawole[/caption]

In order to ensure a hitch free rerun election in three Senatorial District of Rivers State on March 19, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has deployed 6,000 personnel and 14 units of Police Mobile Force personnel to the state.

A statement issued by the Force spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, said that Arase had also directed the Assistant Inspector-General in charge of Zone 6 Calabar, AIG Adisa Baba Bolanta to relocate to Port Harcourt for pre-election preparations.

It added that the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Operations, DIG Sontoye Wakama, had also been directed to proceed to Rivers to hold meetings with stakeholders and Police officers in the state command.

The statement further noted that three commissioners of police had also been deployed to supervise security arrangements.

Arase warned that only security personnel specially assigned for election duties must be seen within and around the designated places, adding that the deployment was part of strategies to prevent electoral violence and ensure smooth and orderly conduct of the elections.