As part of efforts to prevent electoral violence in the forthcoming re-run election in Rivers state, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase has deployed his men to the state. The rerun election is scheduled for Saturday,19th March 2016.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the Force Spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole the IGP directed that the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Department of Operations (DIG) Sontoye Wakama, proceed to Rivers to meet with stakeholders and Police officers in the State Command on the need for peaceful conduct before, during and after the election.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 6 Calabar, Adisa Baba Bolanta has also been directed to relocate to Port Harcourt on 14th March, 2016 for pre-elections preparation. The Police High Command explained that the deployment is with a view to emplace conducive environment for free, fair and credible election.