Police deploy 13,000 men for FCT area council polls

The police on Thursday said over 13,000 personnel would be deployed to provide security during the forthcoming Federal Capital Territory area council elections on Saturday.

Danta Walima, an assistant commissioner of police, expressed the police’s readiness and commitment towards ensuring a hitch-free election.

“We are very prepared; we have everything we need to curb any form of crisis.

“Over 13,000 police officials are to be deployed within the FCT.

“The commissioner is also inviting men of conventional police and mobile police force from neighbouring states so as to ensure adequate security during and after the election.

“There will be enough manpower and escorts at the collation centers and at the 2,000 polling units in the FCT.

“In case of emergency or any breach of law and order, the general public should call the police on 08061581938, 07057337653, 08032003913 or 08028940883,” he added.

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