The Nigeria Police have said it would deploy no fewer than 1,500 officers for Saturday’s National Assembly rerun election for the Mashi/Dutsi House of Representatives seat in Katsina State. Guardian Reports
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gambo Isah, a deputy superintendent of Police (DSP), who made this known yesterday, said the number would be supported by several others from sister security agencies.
He said the security operatives would arrive their various duty posts on the eve of the election.
The state Police Commissioner (CP), Muhammad Wakili, has assured that the police would work within the confines of the law during the rerun election, saying the measure was aimed at ensuring a hitch-free exercise.
He said this when the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Jibril Zarewa visited him in his office yesterday.
He said the command was ready to assist the commission whenever it was called upon to do so.
Responding, Zarewa told the police boss that the visit was to, among others, seek the cooperation of the command on the scheduled re-run election.
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Zarewa said the election was directed by the Election Tribunal and would hold in 15 polling units in 10 registration areas of the Mashi/ Dutsi Federal Constituency.