IPOB Threat: Police To Deploy 21,000 Operatives, Water Boats, Copters For Anambra Election

IGP Idris

Following threats by the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to scuttle the Anambra election, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said he will deploy 21,000 policemen for the governorship elections coming up in the State on November 18.

Mr. Idris disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday and added that  water boats and helicopters would also be used.

The police boss said he was at the Villa to brief President Muhammadu Buhari on security challenges in the country and how he was tackling them.

He  said, “We are deploring a lot of police officers, almost about 21,000 police officers to be able to provide adequate security in the Anambra election.

“We are deploying our water boats to take care of the waterways; we are deploying our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional policemen and special police units to take care of situations on ground.

“By the grace of God, we are going to have a successful and peaceful elections in Anambra State.”

IPOB has been calling on the Anambra people to sit at home on the day of the election. The banned group had said that there will no longer be any election in “Biafraland” until a referendum on the future of Nigeria as a political union is held.


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