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Anambra election: NSCDC deploys 20,000 personnel

Nigeria Security and Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 20,000 personnel to provide security for the Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra.

Those deployed include personnel in the NSCDC Arms Unit, Counter-Terrorism Unit and Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Explosives Unit.

NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, said this on Thursday in while delivering a keynote address at a three-day Train-the-Trainers Capacity Building and Electoral Workshop, ahead of the Anambra poll.

Audi said the special forces would be drafted to key areas in the state where they would be saddled with the of protecting and property.

“They will also seek the protection of sensitive and non-sensitive election , INEC officials and all critical assets against vandalism, or arsonist attacks,” he said.

He said that NSCDC, in collaboration with other security agencies, had developed strategies to checkmate any of electoral violence and other nefarious activities capable of undermining the electoral process.

The commandant-general further said that the deployed personnel would ensure effective before, during and after the election.

Audi also said that the personnel would be drafted from the NSCDC commands in all the states in the South-South and South- zones.

“In addition, personnel from Kogi, Ekiti, and have been placed on standby, in case there is the need for reinforcement,” he said.

The NSCDC boss warned the officers to strictly adhere to the ethics of the corps and comply with the in the discharge of their duties.

“Let me warn, and I mean it, that any conduct of an of NSCDC that undermines the rule of law will be seriously dealt with, in accordance with the service rule,” he added.

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