NSCDC, NIS deploy 1,400 personnel for elections in Edo
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigerian Immigration Service on Wednesday said they had deployed more than 1,400 officers for the 2023 general elections in Edo.
The security agencies confirmed this in Benin during a meeting of their heads with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police on Duty for Zone 5, Mr Ede Ayuba.
Mr Emmanuel Ojile, the Deputy Commandant of the NSCDC in Edo, said the corps had deployed 1,100 men of the command to complement the Nigeria police in ensuring peaceful exercise.
Ojile said that the officers had undergone needed intensive training in the last two months to make the exercise hitch-free.
On his part, the Deputy Controller, NIS, Mr Patrick Oyedoh, said the command deployed 350 officers to synergise with other sister security agencies in the state towards successful elections.
Oyedoh said that the service was also prepared to prevent non-Nigerians from participating in the election.
He expressed optimism that the elections would be successful in the state due to the existing collaboration between the police and other security agencies.
Mr William Osaghale, the Public Relations Officer, the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crime (EFCC), said the commission was ready to guard against financial inducement during the polls.