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Edo 2016: Police Deploy Marine Gun Boats To Riverine Area

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…..As INEC Temporally Relocate Headquarters to Edo

The Nigeria Police on Wednesday said  they have deployed Marine Boats with their Operatives in conjunction with the Nigeria Navy to manned the riverine area before, during and after the Governorship Election of Saturday, September 10th, 2016.

This was disclosed by the Deputy Inspector General Of Police, in charge of operations, Mr. Joshak Habila who was deployed by Inspector General Of Police to supervise the Edo state Governorship Election.

He said the police and other sister agencies will not compromise the sanctity of the election, and therefore warned any trouble makers to stay clear of any polling booth.

The DIG, operations said their men in collaboration with the Nigeria Navy has effectively be trained to monitor the waterways across the state.

He said their concerns is to ensure that the election is free, fair, credible and conclusive and also ensured that the voters are safe before, during and after the election.

Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission has Temporally relocated its Headquarters to Edo state ahead of the September 10 Governorship Election.

This was disclosed by the National Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu at the stakeholders meeting held at Isno events centre, Benin city.

He said the personnel have been trained to adequately handled election matters, same he said of its ad-hoc staffs, adding that the police has already deployed their Operatives to all their offices across the state.

 

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