Abia NSCDC deploys 25,000 operatives for Saturday’s poll
Mr Nnamdi Nwannukwu, the Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abia, said that the command will deploy 25,000 operatives to join other sister-security agencies for Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls in the state.
Nwannukwu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia, the Abia capital, on Friday.
He said that the command had been part of the series of the Inter-Agencies Consultative Committee on Elections Security meetings to strategise and adopt measures for adequate security before, during and after the polls.
He said that the command was fully prepared for the general elections, adding that officers and men had been specially trained for the election duty.
Nwannukwu gave the assurance that there would be adequate security for the citizenry to exercise their franchise without any fear of molestation or intimidation.
He said that the security arrangements on ground would guarantee free, fair and credible elections devoid of rancour and violence.
The commandant appealed to parents to restrain their children and wards from engaging in acts capable of disrupting the peaceful conduct of the polls in the state.
He said, “Parents are by this medium advised to warn their children and wards to desist from acts capable of breaching the public peace during the general elections.”
He warned that any person caught involved in acts of violence during and after the elections would be made “to face the full wrath of the law.”
Nwannukwu assured law-abiding Abia residents of adequate security of their lives and property “before, during and after the elections.”
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