Fifteen thousand additional policemen drawn from Gombe, Taraba, Enugu and Benue State Police Commands have been deployed in Adamawa State as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts governorship election in the state tomorrow. Frontline candidates in the election are the immediate past governor of the state contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Admiral Murtala Nyako (rtd), and Brig-Gen Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd.) of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).
Also, a group of election monitors under the aegis of Project Swift Count involving the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and Transition Monitoring Group (TMG) has asked the Federal Government to deploy adequate security agents to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order during the election. Consequently, security has been beefed up throughout the state as policemen have begun a stop-and-search operation at various points across major streets of the Yola metropolis.