More than 500 security personnel deployed

No fewer than 500 security personnel had been deployed to supply security for the athletes, officers and guests on the fifth Okpekpe 10km road race.

The News Agency of Nigeria reviews that the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, had about 400 of its personnel on the bottom, whereas the DSS had an undisclosed quantity.

Spokespersons for police and NSCDC, Moses Nkombe and Efosa Ogbebor advised NAN that other than their armed personnel, clever officers had been additionally deployed for the race.

Efosa Ogbebor, NSCDC spokesman stated ample personnel was deployed to cowl the athletes and guests for the race.

According to him, the officers had been successfully mobilised for the annual race to forestall unexpected circumstances.

“We had on the bottom each armed, unarmed, particular forces, in addition to undercover officers deployed to the world.

“These officers had been positioned strategically to stop any unexpected circumstances, before, throughout and after the race.

“We did not only concern ourselves with the race proper but also provided security at various points, including the hotels across the area before, during and after the race,” Ogbebor acknowledged.

Similarly, Nkombe, the police spokesman, stated, as regular, the power had ready for the 10km road race.

NAN reviews that other than the traditional security businesses, native vigilance group within the space additionally mobilised for the marathon race.