17,374 police personnel would be deployed to provide security cover for the June 18 governorship elections in Ekiti State, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has said.
This is apart from personnel from the National Security and Civil Defence Corps and other security agencies.
The IGP disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
He said, “As for how many policemen are deployed to Ekiti or Osun, I can say for the police, just like the minister said, other security agents followed. But as for the police, we are deploying 17,374 policemen.”