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Police Deploys SWAT, Other Tactical Squads Ahead Of Ogun LG Polls

The police have deployed tactical teams ahead of Saturday’s local government election in Ogun State to ensure free, fair, and credible elections.

According to the state police command, sophisticated security procedures have been put in place in collaboration with other sister security organizations.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, said in a statement on Thursday that the command has spoken with the contesting political parties and their candidates at various levels and fora, and that they “had been advised to eschew violence before, during, and after the election.”

According to Oyeyemi, the Command has ordered all Area commanders and DPOs to be on high alert in order to prevent any violent acts from taking place inside their jurisdiction.

“The command’s tactical teams, namely SWAT, Anti-kidnapping, Anti-cultism as well as PMF have been deployed to every nook and cranny of the state to ensure hitch-free local government election.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, therefore appeals to party leaders to advise their supporters to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner as anybody caught trying to disrupt the smooth conduct of the election will be made to feel the full weight of the law,” it was said.

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