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Police deploy 14 000 officers for Bayelsa poll

02 December 2015, 17:02

Yenagoa - 14 000 Police Officers and men would be deployed to Bayelsa State for the Saturday governorship election in the state, reports Sun.

The police officers will assist the two Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGs), Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 and zone 6 and two Commissioners of Police that have been deployed to the state.

Also read: Asari Dokubo spits fire over Bayelsa governorship poll

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, who disclosed this on Tuesday, assured the people of the state that the police will ensure robust security for the distribution of materials and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials and ensure that the election is peaceful, free and fair.

Arase denied that the Police is part of a grand plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the election using federal might.

He also dismissed as unfounded, claims of alleged recruitment of thugs and deployment of fake policemen for the election. 

Read more at Sun.

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