The police command in Kogi State disclosed that it plans to deploy over forty thousand police operatives across the state to ensure peaceful conduct of the 11 November governorship election.
The state Commissioner of Police, Bethrand Onuoha, stated this in a telephone interview with journalists in Lokoja on Monday.
Mr Onuoha said that the planned deployment of a large number of personnel was due to the past experiences in the state.
“As it is, we have marked out some security flash points for more vigilance even though recent happenings signalled to us that the whole Kogi is a flashpoint.
“From the number of security personnel we are deploying for this election, it’s enough testimony to tell you that the state needs more security checks.
“With the presence of adequate security personnel in Kogi, we are calling on everybody to come out and exercise his or her civic right in this forthcoming Nov 11 governorship election.
“We are going to swam the state with enough security personnel and by the special grace of God, with our actions and sanctions, we are going to confound our detractors,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police urged politicians to play according to the rules of the game, saying that elections would come and go and while the people would remain.