Nigeria Police Force on Friday announced it has deployed eight of its commissioners to oversee security functions at the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State.
The election is slated to hold on September 22.
Before the police announced eight commissioners will be at the elections, some sections of the media had reported that 30 Commissioners of Police were deployed to supervise security arrangements for election.
“Consequently, critical stakeholders and the general public are enjoined to discountenance and disregard the report," police spokesman Moshood Jimoh said in a statement.
"Only Eight (8) Commissioners of Police (One to each Police Area command), will be deployed to Osun State to supervise Security Arrangements in the forthcoming Gubernatorial election in Osun State.”
He added that “The Nigeria Police Force will continue to hold the media in high esteem as a veritable partner in ensuring adequate security for all elections in the Country, the Force thereby implores the Media to amend their records,”
Moshood also noted that the deployment of a commissioner per area command in the state is to ensure a secured, free, fair and credible election.