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Cameroon:Student police officers to reinforce security ahead of Presidential election

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Cameroon’s police boss Martin Mbarga Nguele has ordered for the deployment of student police officers to all the ten regions of the country to beef up security ahead of the Presidential election scheduled for October 7.

In a security message addressed to all the ten Regional Delegates of National Security, Martin Mbarga Nguele tasked them to mobilise all second year student police officers on internship in the various regions as from the 25 September in order to reinforce security.

“In line with security measures for the Presidential election, you are kindly requested to mobilise as from September 25, all second-year student police officers presently on internship in your respective regions for deployment at the various public security units until October 15,” Martin Mbarga Nguele said in a security message.

Cameroonians go to the polls on October 7 to elect a new President in a context marked by insecurity in the North West and South West regions as security forces battled separatist fighters.

Several persons have left the two regions for fear of the unknow after separatists issue a travel ban into the region as the plan to disrupt the election.

However, the Governors of the two regions have since moved to reassure their populations of Government’s resolve to secure their lives and property.



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