Posted on Fri 18 Sep 2020, 07:52 PM

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps “NSCDC”, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has approved the deployment of an additional 1,998 special force of the Corps for Edo Election.

This was contained in a statement by his media assistant, Ekunola Gbenga, on Friday.

The CG urged them to be apolitical and “resist any financial inducement while discharging their duties to ensure a free, credible and nonviolent election in the state,” adding the Corps would not hesitate to sanction any officers that compromise the integrity of the Corps during this election.

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Deputy Commandant General in-charge of operations, Hillary Kelechi Madu lead the Civil Defence team to provide security during the September 19, governorship poll in Edo State, the DCG would be assisted by a number of Assistant Commandant Generals and Commandants who have all arrived the state since Thursday.

The Special force numbered 1,998 was deployed from other state commands of the federation to assist in the election in Edo State while awaiting more men from other zones. All the riverine areas of the state have been covered with marine men patrolling with their boats. All measures had been put in place towards the attainment of a free, fair and credible election in Edo; Gana said.

While securing elections, you are not permitted inside polling stations with arms, and may only enter at the request of the presiding officer; he cautioned.

 

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