Lagos Polls: helicopters, dozens of sniffer dogs, anti-bomb experts deployed

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A  minimum of three helicopters, dozens of  sniffer dogs, anti-bomb experts and thousands of armed policemen are being deployed around Lagos State today as residents go to the polls to elect chairmen and councilors for the 20 local government area and 37 Local Council Development Areas.

Complementing the police  to keep trouble makers in check are  soldiers drawn from the army,navy and the air force.

The navy and marine police will be keeping an eye on the  waterways and coastal areas while  army and police personnel will   patrol the highways and other strategic areas.

The Commanding Officer of the 9th Brigade -Gen. Adiku Attu and his NNS BEECROFT counterpart , Commodore Maurice Eno, said yesterday ahead of the election that  every necessary arrangement had been made to ensure maximum security all through the election period.

–The Nation