A total number of 5,000 officers and men of the Kwara state police command has been deployed to ensure the security of today’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Speaking on the level of preparedness of the command, the police public relations officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, said that the number of the policemen would be assisted by officers and men of other sister security organizations in the state.
The police boss, who said that the command was ready for the conduct of the election, said that the command is on the ground to ensure credible, free and fair election today.
It is reported that about 21 truckloads of army officers, senior officers of the DSS and police had been deployed to the state for the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Okasanmi however, refused to comment on the deployment of army officers for the election.
Also speaking a source close to the dss in the state denied any knowledge of deployment of three directors of the department to the state, saying that the that the service is ready for a hitch-free election.
He also advised members of the public to shun rumours and unfounded speculation that could cause apprehension among residents of the state.