A Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Joseph Egbunike and Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) deployed to Anambra State for Saturday’s governorship election have resigned from the assignment.
The two senior Police Officers have been redeployed by the Inspector General of Police Baba Alkali but no reason was given for their action.
However, the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said nobody resigned, describing the report as untrue.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies have beefed up the security situation of the state before the commencement of it governorship election which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday November 6 2021.
See below full list of security deployment ahead of Anambra state governorship election
Nigerian Police deployed two DIGs, five AIGs, 14 Commissioners of Police, 31 Deputy Commissioners of Police, 48 Assistant Commissioners of Police and 34,587 personnel made up of conventional police officers, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Forces personnel. Others are the Explosives Ordinance Unit (EOD), Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB), INTERPOL, Special Protection Unit (SPU), Police Medical Teams as well as the Police Airwing, the Force Marine and the Force Animal Branch.
NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel, including NSCDC Arms Squad Unit, Counter-Terrorism Unit and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Unit.
In addition, personnel from Kogi, Ekiti, Ondo and Benue have been placed on standby, in case there is the need for reinforcement.
FRSC deploys 1,500 Personnel, 35 Vehicles, two tow trucks and ambulances
Then the Military Police deploys 300 personnel with three helicopters, six gunboats and five speedboats.