By Chiemelie Ezeobi
To cover the length and breadth of Lagos State for the forthcoming local government electionsÂ on Saturday, the state police commandÂ TuesdayÂ said no fewer than 30,000 policemen will be deployed.
This is just as the police arrested two suspected killers of the state Chairman of Tricyclist Association, Rasak Bello alias Hamburger, adding that they are currently in police custody and would soon be charged to court.
The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who made this disclosureÂ TuesdayÂ during a press briefing, said the security agencies were well prepared for the polls.
According to him, the police and sister agencies have been meeting to ensure that the election is violence free, adding that an inter-agency committee has been put in place and operational plans drawn with special attention to flash points.
Owoseni said: “The command can say that security agencies are fully prepared for the local council elections. We have scheduled training/workshop for participating agencies.
“We have also fashioned out an interactive session with representatives of political parties and candidates for the election. We are looking at deploying 30,000 personnel to cover the election. This figure would be augmented by personnel from sister agencies.”