Anambra Guber: Police to deploy 21,084 personnel

No fewer than 21,084 policemen will be required to keep the peace in Anambra State when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts the governorship election in November.

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said on Tuesday in Abuja that the police had identified some local government areas in the state believed to be strongholds of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The police boss, however, said the Force would not condone any act of indiscipline during the election, warning that any person or group found culpable would be dealt with.

The IGP said: “A total number of policemen for deployment for the purpose of securing the November 18 governorship election in Anambra is 21,084.

“No group under any guise will be allowed to disrupt or cause violence before and during and after the election.

“Ihiala Local Government Area in the state has been marked as an IPOB stronghold that needs serious security presence during the elections,” he added.

This comes amid threats by IPOB that election must not hold in the state unless the federal government conducts Biafra referendum.

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