Police to have three officers per polling booth

The Nigeria Police has disclosed that it would have at least three police officers guarding each polling station during the Edo governorship election.

To achieve this, 7,881 police officers will be manning the 2,627 polling booths in Edo State during the Saturday’s governorship election.

Adeleye Oyebade, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) in charge of research and planning, said this in Benin during a press conference organised to announce the setting up of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES).

The ICCES, which is replicated at state and local government level, is to provide an enabling environment for a free and fair election that will remain a reference point in election security.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that the committee comprises the Nigeria Police, Armed Forces, Department of State Services, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional Service, Federal Road Safety Corps, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Representatives of all the ICCES members were present at the briefing.

Mr Oyebade said the police officers to…

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