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Anambra poll: Police deploy DIG, AIG, state commissioners.
 By Joseph Erunke 

—AHEAD of  Saturday’s  governorship election in Anambra State, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed a Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operation to handle security arrangement before and during the exercise. The DIG (Operation) is to be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police in the zone and three state commissioners of police, who will each coordinate security arrangement in each of the senatorial districts in the state. Ibrahim Idris, IGP Idris, who directed that a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in the state to ensure a very secured environment for the conduct of a peaceful, credible and free and fair election, said the officers are to coordinate the security operations and supervise the deployment of security personnel for the elections throughout the state. The police boss, in a statement released  Sunday  evening by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, also directed deployment of additional   26,000 police personnel to the state in order to ensure adequate security and safety of lives and properties before, during and after the elections. The personnel, according to the statement comprise those from the Police Special Forces, Police Mobile Force, the Counter Terrorism Unit, CTU, Special Protection Unit, SPU, the Anti Bomb Squad, EOD, the Force Marine Police, Conventional Policemen, the Force Armament Unit, personnel from Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, FCIID, Mounted Troops, the attack and Sniffer Dogs Section, Police Gun Boats, Police Helicopters and Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, to the state.

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