The Ondo State Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, said on Wednesday the command had deployed 5,000 police operatives to provide security during Saturday’s local government election in the state.
Salami said in a statement in Akure that the command was fully prepared for the election.
He added that other security agencies including the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), and the Department of State Services (DSS) would collectively provide security during the exercise.
Salami warned political thugs to eschew violence before, during, and after the polls and urged all participants in the election to adhere to the rules of the game.
The commissioner revealed that the police had concluded arrangements to deploy more men to the state ahead of the October 10 governorship election.
He said the men would be drawn from Edo, Osun, Ogun and Ekiti States to ensure peaceful conduct of the governorship election.