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2019 elections: 2,000 police personnel deployed for Buhari’s rally in Lafia


The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has deployed 2,000 personnel to provide security during President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election rally on Wednesday in Lafia.


The command spokesman, ASP Samaila Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lafia that the aim was to ensure a hitch-free visit by the President.


Usman said the personnel were drawn from the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence units.


According to him, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Adebola Emmanuel-Longe, also deployed men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit as well as conventional policemen.


Usman added that there would be diversion of traffic within Lafia during the period of the rally and urged the public to cooperate with the police.






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