Thursday, 9 April 2015


The Police have deployed special forces to Rivers State ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections in the state.

According to a statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Emmanuel Ojukwu, on Thursday in Abuja, 32 Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF), four Units of Counter terrorism Units (CTU) and four Units of Special Protection Units (SPU), six Crack Teams of Detectives from Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) and complements of Intelligence officers have been sent to Rivers.

The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has deployed six Deputy Inspectors-General of Police to coordinate police activities in the six geo-political zones for the elections.

Abba also deployed 16 Assistant Inspectors-General of Police to supervise the elections in the following states: Usman Gwary, Abia, Olufemi Adenaike , Kwara, Joseph Mbu, Ogun, Patrick Dokumor, Kaduna, Tambari Muhammed, Jigawa, Mohammed Abubakar, Gombe, Ikemefuna Ookoye, Oyo, Tunde Ogunsakin, Rivers, Jubril Adeniji, Bauchi and Yerima Irimiya, Imo.

Others are: Adisa Bolanta, Akwa Ibom, Lawal Tanko, Lagos, Ballah Nasarawa, Benue, Musa Daura, Edo, Aderele Shinaba, Plateau and Bala Hassan, Sokoto.

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