5,000 Policemen Were Deployed For Ogun State Elections

There was a heavy presence of security personnel across
major streets as 5,000 police officers were deployed in Ogun as election into the 20 local government councils and 37
Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) got underway on Saturday, October 08, 2016.

Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who
monitored the security situation in Abeokuta South, Ijebu-Ode, Ado- Odo/Otta
and Sagamu council areas, report that security officials were sighted at
strategic locations in the bid to ensure a peaceful electoral process.
NAN checks in other council areas also revealed a heavy
security presence.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Ogun Command,
Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi,  told NAN that a
total of 5, 000 policemen were deployed for the election.
His counterpart in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence
Corps (NSCDC), Kareem Olanrewaju, also told NAN that 5,500 uniformed men and
1,000 intelligence officers in mufti were deployed.
NAN further reports that officials of the state-owned
traffic management agency and FRSC mounted road blocks on major highways to
enforce the restriction order on movement.
Three security officials, made up of  two policemen and one NSCDC official, were
stationed at each polling unit to maintain law and order.

NAN also reports that the electoral process so far had
generally been peaceful across the various polling units as accreditation and
voting, which commenced at 8.a.m., were being carried out simultaneously.(NAN)


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