Anambra State Police Command has imposed a total lockdown from Thursday ahead of the state’s November 6th governorship election.
DSP Nkeiruka Nwode, Zone 13 PPRO and Head, Media for Anambra governorship election, who disclosed this in a statement, said Police assets and personnel posted from various Commands and formations had started arriving.
KanyiDaily recalls that a total of 34,000 officers and 20,000 personnel were deployed for the Anambra election by the Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps respectively.
The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr. Echeng Echeng said top-notch measures had been put in place to ensure maximum security of life and property during and after the election.
Echeng said that the lockdown which would commence from Thursday was to enable the police to take control of the space and deal with situations promptly.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Willie Obiano has also declared Thursday and Friday as work-free days ahead of Saturday’s Anambra governorship election.