2018 in Osun:40,000 Cops deployed

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. The personnel that were already trained and oriented on
election security and electoral act on the responsibilities and
functions expected of them, comprises the Police Mobile Force
(PMF) Units, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), the Special Protection
Unit (SPU), the Anti Bomb Squad (EOD), Conventional Policemen,
the Armament Unit, personnel of FCIID, IGP Monitoring, IGP IRT
teams, the Sniffer dogs section and the Mounted Troop.
Four (4) unarmed Policemen and two (2) others from other security
agencies will be on duty at each voting point throughout the State.
The Police Mobile Force (PMF) headed by the very Senior Officer
will provide security at the RAC, Super RAC and Collation centres.
Two (2) Police Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, Thirty (30)
Armoured Personnel Carriers, Ten (10) Armoured Personnel
Vehicles and Three Hundred (300) Police patrol vehicles are
already deployed to cover the entire State including difficult
terrains. Other security and safety agencies who are members of
Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES)
in the State have also been posted to complement the Nigeria
Police Force during the election.
As part of additional measures to guarantee a peaceful and
credible election, the IGP will on 17th September, 2018 attend a
stakeholders and peace accord meeting with INEC Chairman and
the Forty-Eight (48) political parties participating in the election and
their flag bearers, INEC officials, election observers and other
accredited stakeholders will also be in attendance in Osogbo, Osun
Furthermore, Police officers and personnel of other security and
safety agencies deployed for the elections are under strict
Instructions to be strict, polite and civil but firm in the discharge of
their duties and other responsibilities. They are to provide
adequate security for the electorates, INEC Officials, movement of
election materials, the accredited election observers/Monitors and
other individuals and bodies that have statutory roles in the
conduct of the election, at the Polling units, Collation Centres and
INEC Offices throughout the State before, during and after the

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