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13,135 security personnel for Edo polls


Nigeria Security personnel. Image source theheraldng

Nigeria Security personnel. Image source theheraldng

LESS than two weeks to the March 28 presidential election, about 13, 135 security personnel from the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies would provide security for the 2, 627 polling units in Edo State during the 2015 elections.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Samuel Adegbuyi, disclosed this yesterday at a one-day workshop on Sensitization and Awareness Creation against Electoral Violence organized by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in collaboration with National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Benin.

Adegbuyi, represented at the occasion by Ali Janga, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, said five security officers or a minimum of three would mark each polling unit in the state, adding that the security personnel that would man the polling booths would be different from those that would be deployed to monitor strategic locations across the state.

Meanwhile, Professor Emeritus, Otonti Nduka, yesterday urged politicians in Rivers State, their supporters and other political actors across the country to eschew violence and ensure free, fair and credible elections during the March 28 and April 11 general elections.

Speaking as the Chairman of ‘Otonti Nduka Foundation for Values Education,’ an organisation, geared towards inculcating positive values and attitudes in Nigerians, urged voters and all involved in this year’s polls to maintain law and order with a view to conducting credible elections.

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