As All Progressive Congress (APC) prepares for the National convention scheduled for June 23 in Abuja, the Nigerian Police Force has deployed 5,000 personnel comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Special Protection Unit (SPU) .
Also deployed are the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), the Police Mounted Troop, Dog Section (K9), the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID), the Police Air-wing and the Force Armament Unit.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had directed the implementation of the arrangement to ensure a secured and hitch-free convention.
He said at the police air-wing and the Force Armament Unit have been deployed under the supervision of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Department of Operations, to ensure adequate security for the accredited participants at the convention.
Mr Moshood said that two police helicopters and six armoured personnel carriers were also deployed for security at the convention.
“Personnel of other security and safety agencies are also being deployed to complement the force in ensuring adequate security and a hitch-free convention,” he said