The Police Command in Cross River says it has deployed over 1,000 officers and men to maintain law and order in the August 11 Obudu State Constituency bye-election.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hafiz Inuwa, disclosed this on Thursday in Calabar.
Inuwa said that every polling unit in the area would be protected by eight policemen in order to protect the electorate during and after voting.
The commissioner said that the police would only come in when any miscreant or criminal had the intent to harass or intimidate voters at the polling unit.
The Obudu State Constituency in the House of Assembly became vacant following the death of the lawmaker, Stephen Ukpukpen, on May 30.