- Ahead of the local government election in Kano state on Saturday, February 10, the NSCDC has deployed 3,500 personnel
- The personnel were deployed by the security agency to maintain law and order in the state during and after the election
- Apart from NSCDC, other agencies will be on ground during the exercise to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in the state
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano state command, has deployed 3,500 personnel for local Government Election that will be held on Saturday, February 10, in the state, NAN reports.
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NAIJ.com gathered that this was contained in a statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, Ibrahim Idris, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Friday, February 8.
He said: “A total of 3,500 officers of the NSCDC will participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state."
He stated that the officers in conjunction with other personnel from sister security agencies would provide security during and after the elections to ensure peaceful conduct of the exercise.
Idris added: “The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps in collaboration with sister agencies hereby assures the public of its readiness to provide security during the election to ensure hitch-free poll."
He, therefore, called on members of the public to cooperate with the security agencies to ensure a peaceful election.
It was reported that no fewer than 12,000 security personnel would participate in the election.
Security has already been beefed up within the city and other areas in the state considered to be volatile, as part of efforts to ensure a peaceful poll.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge victorious in the forthcoming local government election in the state.
He said this on Tuesday, January 30, while presenting APC flags to 16 Kano south chairmanship candidates at Kwanar Dan-Gora in Kiru local government area.
The governor urged the aspirants and supporters to be more concerned about forging a united front and ensuring that the APC remained the party to beat in the February 10 local polls in the state.
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