The Nigerian Police is not taking lightly the security situation in Anambra ahead of Saturday's poll.

Residents of the state will take to the polls on Saturday to decide who their next governor will be.

Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, had earlier announced the deployment of 21,000 personnel, but that number now appears not be enough, considering the volatility of the region.

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The Indigenous People of Biafra had called on residents in the state to boycott the November 18 poll.

Latest statement by Force spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood said the new 26,000 personnel would comprise special forces, the mobile force, counter terrorism unit and special protection unit.

Others are: Anti Bomb Squad, Marine Police, Force Armament Unit, FCIID, Mounted Troops, Dogs Section, Police Gun Boats and the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC).

He said 303 police patrol vehicles have been deployed for the operation to cover the entire state including the riverine areas.

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