Police Deploy 20,000 Personnel, 20 Gunboats, Three Helicopters For Rivers Rerun

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, says no fewer than 20 000 men, three helicopters and 20 gunboats would be deployed  in Rivers State for the state and National Assembly rerun elections holding on Saturday

Idris, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the police wanted to  repeat the feat achieved during Edo and Ondo elections where the exercises were conducted peacefully.

“It is our responsibility to ensure a hitch free exercise and we would  do our best to ensure a violence- free rerun elections to re-enact the Edo and Ondo examples”, he said while addressing officers and man of Kano State Police Command during a  visit.

“We  are happy with what happened in both Edo and Ondo states. We will  be on ground with 20,000 men, three helicopters and 20 gunboats to ensure violence-free  rerun  elections.”

Idris however warned that the police would be at liberty to defend  themselves  in the event of  attacks.

“The police are your friends, they would be there for you to ensure safety of life and property. But I must warned however that we would not condone attacks on our men,” the Police chief said.

 

 

 

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