Ibadan - As Anambra prepares to hold its
governorship election on Saturday, the Oyo State Police Command says
that it is sending policemen to the state to ensure a peaceful election.
Clement Adoda, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said this while
speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Tuesday.
Adoda said that the "special duty’’ was in line with the directive
of the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Abubakar.
"The I-G directed some selected commands in the country to
strengthen the available manpower in Anambra State, as the state holds
its governorship election on Saturday.
"Oyo state command is one of such selected commands and in view of this, we are sending our own contingent,” he said.
Adoda refused to disclose the actual number of officers who were involved in the exercise.
He, nonetheless, said that the first batch, made up of 120 officers, left Ibadan for Anambra on Monday.
"The second batch, which is also the last, leaves today,” he added.
NAN reports that a number of officers were seen at the command’s
headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan, around 8.30 a.m. in two police trucks
and four buses belonging to the Oyo State Transport Service.