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Local Government Elections: NSCDC Deploys 1300 Personnel In Jigawa

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Jigawa State Command said it has deployed 1300 Personnel across the State in preparation for the forthcoming Local Government Elections scheduled to take place on Saturday 26th June, 2021.

The State Commandant Mustapha Talba gave the directive for the deployment through the Deputy Commandant Operations, Muntaka Hussain.

He also said that the personnel will ensure adequate security before, during and after the elections. ” They will be deployed to various polling units, collation centres and other strategic places and they are to work pari passu with other sister security agencies. The personnel are to also provide security at both JISIEC offices, voters, sensitive and non sensitive materials and the general public by extension.”Attack On Schools NSCDC Boss Gives New Directive To All 36 State Commands And FCT

He stated that parts of the strategies deployed include 24hrs surveillance through mounting mobile and static patrol teams at flash locations.

The commandant stated that Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) are also stationed at State and Area Commands for speedy response to emergency situations and reinforcements.

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The State Commandant, in a quest to record a hitch-free electioneering process, strongly admonished his personnel to strictly adhere to the rules of engagement which include the use of minimum force, Professionalism, Zero tolerance for corruption, and fairness, among others.

He also enjoined parents and party stalwarts to caution their wards and supporters to desist from committing anything capable of jeopardizing the relative peace enjoyed in the State.

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He further, on behalf of the Command, wished the State a peaceful and successful electioneering exercise.

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