The Nasarawa State Police Command says it has deployed 2,000 personnel to provide security during President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election rally on Wednesday in Lafia.
The command Spokesman, Samaila Usman, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lafia that the aim was to ensure a hitch-free visit by the President.
Mr Usman said the personnel were drawn from the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence units.
According to him, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Adebola Emmanuel-Longe, also deployed men of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal, EOD, unit as well as conventional policemen.
Mr Usman added that there would be a diversion of traffic within Lafia during the period of the rally and urged the public to cooperate with the police.