8,000 security personnel deployed for elections in Anambra — Commissioner

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Awkuzu ()-The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Hassan Karma, said Thursday the command has deployed no fewer 8, 000 combined team of security personnel to ensure the conduct of the general elections.

Karma made this known at Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area on shortly after a show of force by the security agencies.

“What you have seen is a demonstration, re-assuring the people of the state that the security agencies are ready, should any attempt to foment trouble.

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“We are united against crime or as our interest is to ensure hitch-free elections and give the polls credibility.”

He urged of the public to go about the electoral process peacefully, warning that anyone who dared any security personnel, would meet force with force.

The commissioner explained that the team made up of the Army, Navy, NDLEA, DSS, NSCDC and the Police, who moved in about 40 utility trucks from Onitsha to Awka. (NAN)