The Nigeria Police Force has restated its readiness for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, on November 21 and December 10, 2015 respectively.
Force Spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, has perfected plans to deploy additional manpower to the states to ensure crime-free elections.
The Police Force leadership has also directed the deployment of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
It stated that the IGP noted that the measures had become imperative to ensure proper monitoring of activities leading to a hitch-free election.
“This is in addition to stepping up police visibility on our Highways during the Yuletide.
“This is to systematically decapitate hoodlums taking advantage of the season to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians,” the statement added.
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the principal law enforcement agency in Nigeria with a staff strength of about 371,800. There are currently plans to increase the force to 650,000, adding 280,000 new recruits to the existing 370,000. The NPF is a very large organization consisting of 36 commands grouped into 12 zones and 7 administrative organs. The agency is currently headed by IGP Solomon Arase in acting capacity
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