The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has deployed 30,000 personnel, comprising the police and other law enforcement agencies, for the 2019 general elections beginning with the Presidential and National Assembly election on Saturday.
All personnel are expected to wear Independent National Electoral Commission identification tags and secure the entire electoral process, a statement by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Chike Oti, said on Wednesday.
However, the police being the lead agency in internal security management, will coordinate other security and law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of the electoral laws; the preservation of law and order; as well as safety and security of human and material resources deployed for the elections, the statement added.
In addition, the command has set up a joint operations room with the following dedicated lines through which members of the public can draw the attention of the police to distress situations or any untoward event in their locality: Control 1: 08127155132 and 07035068242
Control 2: 08127155150 and 08065154338
Control 3: 08127155071 and 08063299264
The CP assured Lagosians of adequate security before, during and after the elections.
In the same vein, the CP warnes political thugs and other miscreants not to make any attempt to disrupt the electoral process as the command will deal decisively with anyone who breaches or attempts to breach the public peace.