POLICE-IG READS RIOT ACT TO TROUBLE MAKERS AHEAD OF RIVERS RE-RUN POLLS

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has read a riot act to politicians and trouble makers in rivers state, ahead of the Saturday re-run polls in the state.

Arase at a joint news briefing with chairman of the independent national electoral commission (INEC) said security analysis undertaken has identified trouble spots and individuals likely to breach the peace during and after the polls.

The police chief said the identified individuals have been placed under security watch, warning that security agencies would move against them, if they attempt to threaten security of the state during the period.

He said 6,000 policemen, special protection units, explosive ordnance unit, federal special anti-robbery squad, criminal intelligence and investigations department , counter-terrorism squad and marine unit have been deployed to provide a water tight security during the re-run polls.

On its part, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, said 24,930 ad-hoc staff have been deployed for the poll

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