The Kaduna State Police Command said on Friday that it would deploy no fewer than 12,500 of its personnel to beef up security during Saturday’s election across the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, told journalists in Kaduna.

Sabo also said that the police would be supported by other agencies including Immigration, Prison, Customs and NSCDC to provide conducive environment for a peaceful election.

He said the command has carried out threat analysis, based on which identified flash points would be effectively policed to ensure safety of voters and other citizens.

The command spokesman stressed that adequate security measures had been put in place to tackle those who planned to disrupt the elections, assuring all voters of adequate security.

On alleged deployment of members of community vigilante service for the election, Sabo said there was no such plan.

He noted that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdur-Rahman, had made it clear that local security guards would not be involved in security duties during the elections.

“It is only the Police and other constituted security agencies that will be involved in security during the election in the state, no vigilante will be allowed to partake in the provision of security during the election,” Sabo said.

Kaduna residents and all Nigerians will be hoping the police are able to ensure no one ends up in a body bag.

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