LG Polls : NSCDC Deploys 1,950 Personnel in Niger

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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 enable eligible voters to exercise their franchise without any fear of being attacked.

He said Area commanders and Divisional officers across the 25 local government areas had since been redeployed  ensure total neutrality during and after the elections.

He said the personnel along with other security agencies would provide an enabling for the smooth implementation of the electoral process in the state.

The said the security measure already in place would pave way for free, fair and credible elections.

He said  the heavy presence of security personnel was aimed at ensuring a violent-free election.

He said the command and other security agencies  had drawn an operation order to check activities of troublemakers during the polls.

Edem warned 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.