The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase has deployed over 5,000 policemen for the January 9 Bayelsa governorship Supplementary election in seven Local Government Areas.
This is contained in statement issued by the Force spokesperson, Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, in Abuja on Wednesday.
It said that adequate security logistics and manpower have been strategically deployed to achieve a most conducive electioneering atmosphere.
The statement said that a Deputy Inspector-General of Police had also been deployed to supervise security arrangements during the election.
It stated that he would be assisted by an Assistant Inspector-General of Police and three Commissioners of Police.