Nigerian Police Force to deploy 32,000 officers for Bayelsa Guber polls


The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu says the Force would deploy no fewer than 32,000 officers for election duty during the Bayelsa governorship election coming up on November 16.

Adamu said this yesterday at Independent National Electoral Commission’s Stakeholder Meeting in Yenagoa, with Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, present.

The IGP, who assured maximum security during and after the election in the state, said the police was ready to protect lives and property, especially in all the polling units.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman reiterated the Commission’s commitment to free, fair, credible and conclusive poll for the people.

Yakubu said the Commission had delivered all non-sensitive materials to their office in Yenagoa, long ago.

On the signing of the Peace Accord by political parties, the Chairman said the exercise was aimed at resolving, pledging, affirming and committing all to non-violence before, during and after the election.

Meanwhile, the governor of the State also called on the IGP to ensure the safety of Bayelsans during and after the election in the state.