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Anambra Election: Policemen Stranded, No Vehicles Transporters Scared


Anambra Election: Policemen Stranded, No Vehicles Transporters Scared

Aruga Joe Omokaro

Policemen deployed from the 36 states of the Federation to go to Anambra State to cover the governorship elections on Saturday, November 6 are believed to be stranded.

Investigations by The SUPREME reveal that almost all the states police commands in the country, lack lorries and Unimog trucks to lift the policemen to Anambra.

While the lorries can occupy about 20 policemen the unimogs usually used by Mobile policemen can only carry 12 policemen.

Investigations by The SUPREME further reveal that most policemen in most states are stranded due to the lack of enough vehicles to move them to Anambra.

Discrete investigations also reveal that in the South-West only half of the policemen deployed to Anambra have successfully arrived.

Also in the South-South, we learnt the same lack of vehicles to lift policemen to Anambra is affecting them.

In view of the lack of official vehicles to lift the policemen, some states commands are believed to have resorted to hiring public luxurious buses.

Ironically, owners of the buses are said to have refused to carry large numbers of policemen.

Very reliable sources disclosed to The SUPREME that, “we are making efforts to hire big buses to carry our men, but the driver’s refused They said they cannot carry policemen or large numbers of other security personnel to Anambra.
According to them, they said IPOB warned them all over the country not to carry any security personnel to Anambra for the election. The said IPOB warned that after the election they will go to their garages and burn their vehicles.”

Our sources lamented that “this is the problem we are facing because we don’t have enough lorries. It is not peculiar to our commands alone.”

Efforts to get Force spokesman CP Frank Mba to comment failed. His line was saying “not reachable” when we called.

However, a CP in the South-West neither denied nor confirm the lack of vehicles to convey men of that command to Anambra. The CP only disclosed that “our men will leave tomorrow (Wednesday)

We earlier reported exclusively that, the IGP Usman Alkali Baba had ordered Delta, Imo, Oyo police commands to release 1,000 policemen each for the Anambra Election. Other states like Lagos, Jigawa, Rivers, Plateau, Enugu, Edo, Kano and others are to release 500 personnel each for the election.




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