The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said about 21,000 policemen would be mobilised for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
The Police boss added that water boats and helicopters would also be used for the election.
Idris disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa on Friday.
He said he had visited President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on security challenges in the country and how he was tackling them.
Idris said, “We are deploring a lot of police officers, almost about 21,000 police officers to be able to provide adequate security in the Anambra election.
“We are deploying our water boats to take care of the waterways; we are deploying our helicopters to take care of the aerial surveillance and we are deploying our conventional policemen and special police units to take care of situations on ground.
“By the grace of God, we are going to have a successful and peaceful elections in Anambra State.”