Kwara state Police Command has said it will beef up security from Thursday night and it will deploy military jet to ensure effective surveillance of the state in the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin, the state commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, said that the military jet will do surveillance work better than using ordinary air craft.
It is recalled that the state police command deployed airforce helicopter for surveillance and monitoring during the last presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
The police boss, who urged residents of the state not to panic over the hovering of the military jet around their communities during the coming elections, said that the aim was to ensure adequate security of electorate and prevent crime.
Egbetokun advised the people of the state to ensure strict compliance with restrictions of movement from 6:00am to 6:00pm on the election day.
He also said that the command would comb all criminal hide out to make the state safe and secured, assuring that the command was committed to ensuring adequate security of lives and property before, during and afternoon the election.