By Aminu Garko
Minna – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ), Niger Command, said it had deployed 1,950 personnel across the 25 local government areas for Saturday’s council elections in the state.
Mr George Edem, NSCDC Commandant in the state, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.
Edem said the deployment was to enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise without any fear of being attacked.
He said that the heavy presence of security personnel was aimed at ensuring a violent-free election.
He said that the command and other security agencies had drawn an operation order to check activities of troublemakers during the polls.
Edem warned that any person or group of persons found wanting during and after the election would be arrested and prosecuted
He advised parents not to allow their children to be used as political thugs and ballot box snatchers during the elections.