The Lagos State police command said on Tuesday that at least 30,000 policemen would be deployed for Saturday’s local government election in the state.
Fatai Owoseni, state Police Commissioner, stated this during a press briefing, adding that security agencies are well prepared for the polls.
The police and various security agencies have been meeting to ensure that the election was violence free according to the commissioner.
He said an inter-agency committee had been put in place and operational plan drawn with special attention to flash points.
The commissioner said “We are using this forum to warn all those, who plan to cause trouble or truncate the exercise that they won’t be given any chance. Violence would not be tolerated. We are poised to ensure that the election and electioneering are devoid of violence.”
The police commissioner also disclosed that two suspected killers of the Chairman of Tricyclist Association, Rasak Bello aka Hamburger, are currently in police custody and would be charged to court.