The Nigerian Police is to deploy about 20, 000 of its officers to Rivers with a view to providing maximum security during the forthcoming re-run elections in the state.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris disclosed this while addressing Officers and men of Kano state police command on Saturday.
Stating that the force had taken adequate security measures to ensure that the elections were peaceful, Idris said, 20 gunboats and three helicopters would also be deployed to the state to enhance security the during elections.
He also disclosed the plans of the Nigerian Police force to establish a school in Kaduna for the training of mobile policemen in the country.
“The idea of establishing the school was in line with the commitment of the force to ensure professionalism,” he explained.