The Police Command in Cross River has deployed over 1,000 officers and men to maintain law and order in the August 11 Obudu State Constituency bye-election.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa, disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with journalists in Calabar.
Inuwa said that every polling unit in the area would be protected by eight policemen in order to protect the electorate during and after voting.
“There will be nothing less than eight policemen in every polling unit.
“The idea is to provide enough security for all eligible voters because we don’t want any harassment of any form from anybody,” he stated.