Anambra Nov. 18 Election: Police Mobilizes 28,000 Men

The Nigerian Police, Anambra command has stated that it will deploy 28,000 of its personnel to ensure incident-free governorship election scheduled for November 18 in the state.

The Police Commissioner in the state, Mr Garba Umar, made the disclosure during a meeting in Awka, the state capital, yesterday, Tuesday 31 Novermber, with heads of security formations in the state and representatives of the 37 political parties fielding candidates for the election.

Mr Umar explained further that 400 vehicles, 100 flying boats consisting of 60 from the police and 40 from the Navy would be deployed for use by security operatives during the election period.

In his words, –

“The police have received a number of petitions from some stakeholders that are being investigated by the political desk of the state Criminal Investigation Intelligence Department (CIID).

“Other issues that have arisen thus far are clashes in Nsugbe town between members of APGA and APC, clashes of parties on their campaigns tours at Nteje in Oyi where the PDP and APGA teams held rallies simultaneously on Oct.28, 2017.’’

He therefore stressed the act guiding political parties before, during and after the election, and also cautioned them against defacing opposition posters, embarking on hate speeches, or engaging in any other violent conducts.