The Inspector General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, has vowed to deploy seven police officers to each of the poling units across Kogi state in order to checkmate electoral violence in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
The IG who was represented by Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, at a sensitisation seminar organised by the INEC on Wednesday in Lokoja, the IG disclosed that flash spots and some elements considered to be security threat to the coming election had been identified.
He said his men would soon swing into action to curtail the excesses of the identified potential trouble makers, promising to provide security before, during and after the election in collaboration with other security agencies.
According to him: “We are to deploy seven policemen to each of the 4,548 polling units in the state, we assure electorates that adequate security will be provided.
“We are working hard to deploy more police men and women to guarantee law and order during the poll,” he assured.
The IG added that the force will mount an aerial surveillance across nooks and crannies of the state to forestall violence and provide tight security at collation centres.