COMMISSIONER of Police, Anambra State, (CP) Echeng E. Echeng has declared that the forthcoming governorship election on November 6 in Anambra State would witness a strong, tight security.
The CP disclosed this in a press briefing at the command’s headquarters, where he maintained that the security of lives of people who would troop out to vote in the election is paramount, saying the command has strategies in place to ensure a crime- free and fair election in the state.
Echeng hinted that no fewer than 34, 000 security personnel had been deployed in the state and stressed that their presence would tighten the security bolt of the state and strengthen their weaknesses to prevent bad elements from perpetrating crime during the election.
The CP, who assumed office on October 8, 2021, emphasised that the command was boosted with AIGs and Commissioners of Police, who, according to him, would be deployed to man the three senatorial districts and local government headquarters of the state.
Echeng, further said: “A comprehensive watertight security has been set up in the Anambra State to ensure there is no breach of peace and order during the governorship election in the state. The command had been bold in confronting security challenges and had recorded successes in curbing some of the crimes in the state. Every day, we device new approach to tackle the crimes as they emerge because our mission is to fight all forms of violent crimes as we have done so much to ensure that there is peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the governorship election in the state.
“The Inspector General of Police is very passionate and has psychological attachment to the Anambra State election and had provided everything that the state command had asked for, including the helicopters for aerial surveillance, gunboats to patrol the waterways and vehicles to operate during the election”, the CP said.
While the CP emphasised that the command would be cordial and civil to the people of the state, he warned trouble makers to steer clear of the state as the command would not take lightly any form of misconduct that would threaten the peace of the people during the election.
He also urged people of the state to remain law abiding, support the police and report any security relevant incident in the state.