Nigerian Police way them deploy personnel For Rivers state Election Done Position themselves for strategic locations
According to Omoni, the decision to deploy personnel at strategic locations was reached following a meeting between the state Police Commissioner and the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security.
“ICCES agreed to put in place adequate security measures to ensure that the entire process is transparent and seamlessly carried out.
“Part of the security measures that were agreed upon include massive deployment of Police personnel and other sister security agencies to the venue and the outer perimeter of collation centres.
Omoni said that Waterlines and GRA Junction axis of Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway would be shut to traffic during the duration of the exercise.
He said that both lanes of the road would be closed to motorists, advising road users to divert to Olu Obasanjo and Polo Club Roads.
“The Police note with concern the temporary hardship the closure will cause. We appeal to the public to show understanding and bear with us.
“The closure is done in the overall interest of the public, as well as to provide a conducive atmosphere for the collation.
“Politicians, candidates and, indeed, unauthorised persons are warned to steer clear of the collation centres,” he said.
The Police spokesperson warned that any individual or group seen undermining the process would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the Electoral Act.