Delta State Police Command has deployed 8,292 policemen for the forthcoming local government election to be held in the state on March 6, 2021.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the Acting Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, the command revealed that deployed security personnel would cover the 25 Local Government Council Area of the state.
Meanwhile, Delta State, Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, assured residents that the Delta State Police Command is committed to ensuring the security of everyone in the state by the deployment of its officers to all the polling units.
He also declared that there would be speculated attention for hot areas in order to maintain peace and calm all through the electioneering process.
Meanwhile, the CP remains resolute to ensuring the sanctity of the electoral process and as such assures the public that all electoral materials and officials engaged in this election are secured.
He then warned front-runners in the Local Government election to please caution all their supporters and foot soldiers to restrain themselves from causing chaos as such will not be tolerated.
He urged security personnel deployed for the elections to be professional discharging their designated duties.
He also warned that no police aid or security agent will be allowed to escort their principals or any important personality (VIPs) to polling unit or on any movement while the elections last, noting that any security aid violating this directive will be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.