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Police deploy 10,000 personnel for Kano LG Poll

The Police Command in Kano has deployed 10,000 personnel for the Jan. 16, local government councils election in the state.

By Rabiu Sani-Ali

The Police Command in Kano State has deployed 10,000 personnel for the Jan. 16, local government councils election in the state.

The spokesman of the command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano.

Haruna said the personnel comprised of 7,251 police officers and men while more than 2,000 agents were drafted from other security agencies.

These, he said, consist of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) among others.

He said the personnel would be deployed to all the polling units in the 484 wards across the 44 local government areas.

The spokesman explained that there would be restriction of vehicular movement in the state between 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. except those on essential services, election workers and observers.

“The command is ready to ensure peaceful conduct of the election.

“The command will not condone attempt to breach peace by groups or individuals.

“Anybody found in the act would be dealt with according to the provisions of the law,’’ he said.

While commending residents of the state for their support, Haruna reiterated the commitment of the command to maintain law and order in the pre, during and post-election processes. (NAN)