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Osun Gubernatorial : Police deploys 21,000 men ahead Saturday polls

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba told newsmen on Tuesday during stakeholders’ meeting by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that thousands of policemen had been deployed for the forthcoming Osun Polls.

In his words, he made known that twenty-one thousand policemen have been deployed for 2022 Osun governorship election billed for Saturday.

“We shall be deploying a total of 21,000 police personnel for the exercise of the Osun election as part of the election security plan”, Usman said.

While explaining the mode of operation of the personnel, he disclosed that the men will be deployed to the three senatorial districts of the state.

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“All three senatorial districts, 332 wards and polling units have been appropriately mapped out and put for the deployment of adequate personnel who will be on the ground to maintain peace and order before, during and after the election.”

He further assured that the men of the Nigerian Police Force will not in any way intimidate any law abiding citizen or residents of the state during its operation before or during Saturday elections and afterwards.

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