Police In Show Of Force Ahead Of Ekiti Governorship Election

A photo taken on June 17, 2022, shows some police personnel on a patrol van during a show of force in Ekiti State. Photos: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.


Personnel of the Nigeria Police on Friday held a show of force exercise ahead the Ekiti State governorship election.

This comes barely 24 hours before the exercise to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2,445 polling units across the state.

Sirens blare intermittently on streets while police vans conveying security operatives on election duty were sighted at different locations.

There were also police choppers on standby for aerial surveillance, in a bid to ensure adequate security of the process and the electorate.

During a visit to the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti, Channels Television crew observed a full display of strength by the security operatives to quell any kind of violence during and after the election.

The general mood in the state capital was calm as most major markets were busy with residents coming out in large numbers for what could be described as last-minute shopping before the election.

The photos below capture some of the intriguing parts of the police show of force exercise

A helicopter deployed for aerial surveillance during the Ekiti State governorship election is sighted in this photo taken on June 17, 2022.more
A photo taken on taken on June 17, 2022 shows some police personnel on election duty in Ekiti State. Photos: Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more
A photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows police personnel gyrating during a show of force ahead of the governorship election in Ekiti State.more
This photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows security operatives on a truck in Ekiti State.more
A file photo of a military truck.more
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