The Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu on Thursday deployed five deputy inspectors-general of police to oversee election security in parts of the country where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday.
Mr Adamu also directed zonal assistant inspectors-general and their respective commissioners of police in states where supplementary elections would hold to ensure that adequate security mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.
But in Kano, the newly posted DIG was allegedly “compromised” as thugs in hundreds of vehicles were allowed to take over polling units in the state after rejigging the operational arrangements, deployment of some police officers loyal to the state government and deployment of fewer personnel to critical areas.
Spokesman for Kano Police Command, Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the heavy presence the thugs in the polling units but said the police are doing their best to bring the situation under control.
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