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Elections: Police, other security agencies to deploy over 400,000 operatives


THE Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba has disclosed that the police and other security agencies will deploy over 400,000 personnel nationwide for the general elections.

The IGP added that an intelligence unit would be in place to track and apprehend those engaged in vote buying and others who may want to disrupt the poll.

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Baba disclosed these while addressing a news conference at the State House, Abuja, on Thursday, February 15.

The police will be providing over 300,000 personnel, while the rest will be sourced from other security agencies in the country.

    Noting that the unavailability of cash and the scarcity of petrol pose dangers to the success of the polls, he assured Nigerians that things would improve before election day.

    “We are very sure the situation of cash and petrol will stabilise before the conduct of the election,” the IGP said.

    Nigerians will go to the polls in February and March 2023 to elect new leaders.

    The Presidential and National Assembly election will hold on February 25, while the Governorship and House of Assembly polls will hold on March 11.

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