10,000 Civil Defence Officers For Edo Election

10000 Civil Defence Personnel For Edo Election

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC,has approved the deployment of 10,000 personnel to Edo State in preparation for the September 10 governorship election, Abdullahi Muhammadu, the Commandant General has said.

This was contained in a statement issued by Emmanuel Okeh, the Corps’ Spokesman, on Friday in Abuja.

The NSCDC boss also ordered the acting Deputy Commandant General, Operations, Hillary Madu, to proceed to Edo State, in order to coordinate operations for a violent hitch-free election.

    Madu would be assisted by two Assistant Commandant Generals in Charge of Zone G, Benin and Zone E, Owerri, with five additional Commandants from neighbouring states.

    The statement revealed that Civil Defence personnel would be re-deployed from Kogi, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa and Anambra commands respectively, to complement officers and men of the Edo command to ensure maximum security during the election.

    The Commandant-General urged his men to work in synergy with other sister security agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the election.

    He warned them not to involve themselves in any act of misconduct and insubordination, saying anyone found wanting would be summarily dealt with.

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