Polls: NSCDC Deploys 3,700 Personnel In Kaduna

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By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna

Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in collaboration with sister agencies is to improve on the deployment of more personnel numbering over 3,700 for this week’s Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections.

Making the disclosure in his office, the State Commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu said the mobilization and deployment is in anticipation of higher voter turnout which requires the operatives to ensure professional crowd control during the exercise.

He explained that the personnel are expected to contain excesses of potential threats to the polls, warning youths and party supporters to exercise restraints in their conducts.

As part of security measures to ensure safety of materials and security of officials and electorate, all flashpoints have been identified across the state, and possible steps shall be taken in forestalling lawlessness, the Commandant added.

Bunu expressed optimism that every nook and cranny of the 23 local government areas  would be covered, assuring of the command’s plan to maintain its postings with view to improving on it.

The State NSCDC helmsman urged officers and men to remain apolitical, transparent and shun any inducement if any, warning that all of them will be responsible for their actions or inactions while on the field.

Nigerians and members of international community have high expectations on the conduct and performance of security agencies, we should not let them down, Commandant added.

All patrol vehicles, ambulances motorcycles are to be deployed in
complementing efforts of personnel who may be stationed at different locations.

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