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Elections: IG orders new security arrangements in 11 states

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The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered new security arrangements in 11 states where rerun elections would be conducted on Saturday.

Supplementary elections will hold in 28 Federal and State constituencies covering one Senatorial District, 12 House of Representatives and 15 State Assemblies.

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The police spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on Friday, that the Commissioners of Police in Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Ogun and Sokoto States, had been directed to facilitate hitch-free elections in their states.

They were also directed to ensure a level playing ground for all the candidates and parties in the elections.

“Similarly, personnel deployed have been strictly warned to abide by the laws guiding the conduct of officers on election duty,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the IG has reiterated that police personnel deployed for the elections would be professional and apolitical in the discharge of their responsibilities.

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He enjoined politicians and candidates standing in the elections as well as the electorates, to ensure strict conformity to the rule of law.

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