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Police to be withdrawn from politicians for election security

2015-02-16 22:06
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Policemen serving as escorts and who are part of the protection services to politicians will be withdrawing themselves to ensure adequate security for the upcoming elections, Punch reported.

Thousands of policemen who offer protection to private individuals will be redeployed for election duties.

Also read: On election day we stand

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has stated all police will provide security at polls as they have been trained on their specific roles during the elections, working together with the Independent National Electorate Committee.

It has been stated that the national elections are the main priority right now and unfortunately those who were protecting politicians will be withdrawn.

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