Elections: Lagos police deploy 2,350 officers, six gun boats for mock exercise
The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, deployed 2,350 officers and six gunboats for an exercise tagged “Show of Force” in the metropolis and suburbs, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The State Police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said the move was to forestall any breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.
The patrol also witnessed the deployment of one helicopter on aerial patrol of crime prone areas.
Edgal led other security agencies during the exercise that saw a convoy of vehicles patrolling Oshodi, Ilupeju, Agege, Egbeda, Epe, Ikorodu, Badagry and other areas.
Addressing newsmen, Edgal said the exercise was to assure Lagosians of safety of life and property.
“We are aware that the 2019 general elections is around the corner. At a recently held security meeting, which I chaired at the command headquarters, I assured all electorate of their safety, before, during and after the election.
“This exercise has been divided into five units. 2, 350 officers and men drawn from all arms of the military, Civil Defence Corps and those from the Neighbourhood Safety and Security Corps are involved in the exercise.”
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