The assistant Inspector General of Police eastern region, Elizabeth Augusta Turay, has disclosed that the police there are on top of the situation in terms of security coverage.
Speaking to the press at the Kenema police station, she said the police gave full coverage before and during the elections and would continue with that duty.
“We managed to deploy our men everywhere in the region even to remote villages where the road network is poor. Some covered up to ten or more miles to their destinations. My men and other officials have to take the voting materials to polling centres under difficult conditions. We monitored the electioneering process throughout,” she stated.
Madam Turay further explained that they were still working towards engaging the community people as far as tolerance was concerned. “We must make sure that the community remains peaceful,” the police boss noted.
She disclosed that they had their contingency plans for post-elections activities.
“We have our standby unit for any eventuality which we are not hoping for,” she averred and appealed to all to remain calm and even when the final results would have been announced.
When asked about the crime rate in the region, she said: “it is not on the increase due to our mobile patrol team which is on the move day and night.”
But said assault, wounding and fraudulent conversion are on the increase which the police could not easily control.
She appealed to all and sundry to immediately inform the police of any happening in their communities.