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8 000 security personnel deployed for Anambra elections

2015-03-27 10:30
A picture shows presidential campaign posters of Nigerian President and candidate to his re-election for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) Goodluck Jonathan and leading opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohamma ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Awkuzu - The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Hassan Karma, said on Thursday that the command has deployed no fewer than 8, 000 combined team of security personnel to ensure the peaceful conduct of the general elections.

Karma made this known at Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area on shortly after a show of force by the security agencies.

“What you have seen is a demonstration, re-assuring the people of the state that the security agencies are ready, should any one attempt to foment trouble.

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“We are united against crime or criminality as our interest is to ensure hitch-free elections and give the polls credibility.”

He urged members of the public to go about the electoral process peacefully, warning that anyone who dared any security personnel, would meet force with force.

The commissioner explained that the team was made up of the Army, Navy, NDLEA, DSS, NSCDC and the Police, who moved in about 40 utility trucks from Onitsha to Awka.


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