The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, Adeleye Oyebade has warned anyone planning to threaten the Edo State Governorship Election on Saturday, to have a rethink as the police were ready to arrest all trouble makers.
Oyebade, made this warning alongside other sister security agencies while addressing journalists in Benin on Wednesday.
The DIG speaking on the Edo governorship election said, “Police officers comprising conventional, plain-clothed policemen and specia forces have been deployed to provide security, during and after the election.”
“We have carried out security threat analysis hence, all identified vulnerable points, entry and exit points have been mapped out for special security coverage, while the military is expected to perform the required complementary role.”
He further appealed to politicians and their supporters to avoid making controversial statements which could lead to violence.
Oyebade further implored the media and National Orientation Agency to help sensitize the electorate.
He pledged that both officers and men of the force would professionally conduct themselves.
Oyebade said, “For effective manning of polling booths, no fewer than three police officers and personnel of other security agencies will be deployed in each of the 2,627 polling booths.”