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Police deploy 10,000 officers for Saturday’s elections in Oyo

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The Oyo State Police Command on Friday said that about 10,000 officers from the command would be deployed for the conduct of the tomorrow’s Presidential and National Assembly elections across the 33 local government areas in the state.

Olukolu, while assuring residents of the state of adequate security, disclosed that the 10,000 officers would be deployed to mount strategic areas, polling units, voting points and various locations considered as flash points among others.

He said that the policemen who are being deployed would ensure security for the people, voting materials and INEC officials during and after the elections.

He said “I can tell you that we have about 10,000 personnel that will be deployed for this election. Close to 10, 000 police officers would be deployed.

“The armed patrol teams are to be stationed at strategic places, they are to provide security in case of any breach. This is to ensure that the people can be rest assured that they don’t have anything to fear.”

He added, “I appeal to the people of the state to go out tomorrow and perform their civil responsibility without any fear. Police are deployed to ensure that voting materials and INEC officials. We are also going to have patrol teams on standby. Security is to be provided for everybody without fear or favour.”

Olukolu warned politicians in the state to play the game by the rules and desist from acts that can jeopardise the conduct of the elections.

“To the politicians, let me send this message to the politicians, they should play the game by the rule. The constitutional duty of the Nigeria Police is to maintain law and order,” he added.

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