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Police receive anti-riot equipment ahead of March 18 elections in Ondo

Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, said the equipment will help his officers to better police the state.

• March 11, 2023
Oyeyemi Oyediran
Police Commissioner Oyeyemi Oyediran

The police command in Ondo State has received crowd control and anti-riot equipment to ensure effective policing of the state during Saturday’s election.

The Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, said this in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, on Saturday in Akure.

“The equipment will not only boost the morale of the men, rather like a catalyst, will ginger them to do better in policing the state,” he said.

Mr Oyediran appreciated the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, for the additional equipment, saying it would enhance the operational efficiency of personnel.

The CP said training on using the equipment would be held at all police divisional offices in the state before the election.

He said the equipment would ease the duties of the personnel deployed to polling units and collation centres.

“The command is fully prepared for the second phase of the general election,” he assured, adding that personnel and materials needed to ensure the success of the polls have been deployed.

The CP assured that the command would not renege on its duty of providing adequate security before, during and after the election as done during the February 25 election.

“We are ready for the protection of lives and property at polling units and collation centres for the 2nd phase of the election,” he added.


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