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Osun Elections: 40,000 cops,2 helicopters,30 APCs and 10 APVs deployed by IGP


Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector-General of Police, has sent thousands of policemen, two helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, APCs to the state of Osun to provide secrity for the governorship election holding on Saturday, 22 September. The IGP also deployed eight Commissioners of Police, and 300 patrol vehicles for the poll.
This is contained in a press statement signed by Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations has, according to the statement, been deployed to the State and already on ground. He will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of Police and Eight (8) Commissioners of Police and other senior Officers. Each of the Eight (8) Police Area Commands in Osun State will be manned by a Commissioner of Police.
Below is the remaining part of the statement:
The DIG, DOPS will lead, implement and coordinate the security operations, and also supervise the deployment of all Personnel of other Security Agencies under the Inter Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) for the election throughout the 3,764 Polling units/voting points in the 332 Wards and the Thirty (30) LGAs of the State.
To ensure adequate security and safety of life and property before, during and after the election, the IGP has graciously approved the deployment of adequate Police personnel to Osun State for the Election. 

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