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The Nigeria Police Force on Friday said human and material resources had been deployed to provide adequate security before, during and after the council elections scheduled to hold in Lagos and Ogun states on Saturday (today).

They also warned they would not tolerate violence and thuggery among politicians and their supporters.

In Lagos, the exercise, which would be conducted by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission to elect chairmen and councillors, is expected to be held across the 20 local government areas and 35 local council development areas of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the Command had put measures in place to enforce the restriction of movement across the state between 6am and 3pm, adding that only those on election duty and essential services on the election day would be exempted.

 “We assure the good people of Lagos State, LASIEC officials, candidates, accredited election observers and other actors in the election of adequate security before, during and after the elections,” he was quoted as saying in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Similarly, the Ogun State Police Command said it would deploy special weapons and tactics, anti-kidnapping and anti-cultism and police mobile force teams for the local government election in the state.

The  Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission had announced that movement would be restricted between 8am and 2pm on Saturday while the election lasts.

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