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Over 10,500 Police, Military Personnel Deployed To Plateau Ahead Governorship Polls

Over 10,500 security personnel from the Nigerian military and police, among other agencies, have been deployed to provide security in Plateau State during the March 18 governorship and state Assembly elections.

Mamman Daura who is the Commissioner of Police in charge of election security in the state, revealed the development on Friday while briefing journalists at the Command headquarters in Jos, the state capital.

The commissioner of police added that while the military will barricade the entire state in accordance with the restriction of movement on Election Day which is today 18th of March, 2023, police and other security personnel will be mounted strategically throughout the towns to ensure the safety of lives and property.

According to him, “Come Saturday 18th March 2023, all 2,789,528 registered voters have the opportunity to exercise their franchise. So far, all necessary machineries have been put in place for the purpose.

“ Adequate deployment of over 10,500 security personnel drawn from the Nigeria Police, the Military, NSCDC, NIS, NCS, NDLEA, Federal Fire Service, to the 4,989 Polling units have been made.

“As we speak, we have received the first batch of the equipment while the second batch is being conveyed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja to the Command.”

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