Despite several attacks on their facilities in the state, the Anambra State Police Command has expressed readiness for Saturday’s election.
Five facilities belonging to the command were attacked by unknown gunmen in the past week, leading to the death of some operatives.
But yesterday, men of the command, joined by other security agencies embarked on a show of force.
The Anambra State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who informed DAILY POST of the show of force, said the operation was led by Commissioner of Police Echeng Echeng.
He said: “The police, military and other security agencies today (Tuesday) embarked on a show of force in demonstration of the readiness for the forthcoming election, and the assurance of protection of lives and properties, and maintenance of law and order.
“This [readiness] includes improved personnel deployment and positioning of security forces to attend to security requests ahead, during and after the 2023 general elections in the state.
“The show of force led by Commissioner of Police Echeng Echeng had the military, navy, DSS, NSCDC, FRSC, Immigration Service and other sister agencies in the convoy.”
Meanwhile, the Command on Tuesday observed a minute silence for police officers who paid the supreme price during attacks by gunmen.
The Divisional Police Officer of Isiowulu, Idemili North, CSP Francis Williams and three others were among those who died in the Monday morning attack on the police division.
“The CP assured that the Command will not rest on its oars until the criminal elements tormenting the state are brought to justice,” Ikenga stated.
Despite attacks on facilities, Anambra Police express readiness for election