Barely twenty four hours to the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Inspector General of Police has ordered the withdrawal of all security aides attached to governors, their deputies, public office holders, politicians and other personalities involved in the elections.
The order affects the incumbent governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello and his Bayelsa counterpart, Seriake Dickson, among others.
Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations at the Force Headquarters explained that the security aides would remain withdrawn from the affected political actors and public office holders until after the elections.
The DIG said the police high command has made adequate deployments to guarantee safe environment for the conduct of the polls.
Sixty six thousand two hundred and forty one personnel have been deployed to Bayelsa and Kogi to handle election security in the two states.