The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Alkali Baba has said the heavy deployment of security operatives to Anambra for Saturday’s election is not meant to scare voters but to reassure them.
Baba who was speaking to stakeholders during a meeting in Anambra State said the election security is designed to cover the three senatorial districts of the state, 21 local government areas, 326 wards and 5,720 polling units across the State.
Baba said: “This massive deployment is not designed to intimidate the law-abiding as being insinuated in some quarters. On the contrary, it is to re-assure them of adequate protection by deterring misguided political elements as well as non-state actors that might be bent on threatening the elections through acts of armed violence or other conducts that violate the provisions of the Electoral Act.
Over 40,000 personnel deployed to Anambra State, ahead of the November 6 polls.