Determined to ensure maximum security in the rescheduled Edo State Governorship election, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered for the deployment of 25,000 policemen to the State.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, the restriction is to be effected from midnight of Tuesday to 6pm on Wednesday. He also stated that the reason for the security measures is to establish a smooth election.
He explained that the policemen deployed would enable proper protection of prospective voters and the election materials.
Awunah said: “The revised election security operation plan will guarantee credible election; secure electoral process and ensure adequate security before, during and after the election.’’
He, however, appealed to all policemen and other security agencies deployed for the September 28 election to be of good conduct during the exercise.