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Sunday, 6 December 2015

NSCDC deploys more men, sniffer dogs for Bayelsa election

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps deployed three deputy commandants; five assistant commandants, 1,000 operatives; sniffer dogs and mobile surveillance vehicles for the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area election.

The Commandant General of the corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, said in Yenagoa that the decision to deploy more troops was reached in the aftermath of cancellation of Southern Ijaw election due to the late arrival of election materials and the calculated attempt by hoodlums to disrupt the processes in order to deny the electorate opportunity to vote.
The commandant general, who was represented by Deputy Commander General, NSCDC, Dr. Nnamdi Nwinyi, said all the necessary security arsenals had also been deployed by the various security forces to maintain peace in the area.
The state commandant of the corps, Desmond Agu, stated that the state command acted on the order the moment it received instruction from the corps’ commandant general.
“All necessary security architecture and arsenals have been deployed by the various security forces to forestall peace among the peoples,” he said.
He urged Bayelsans to regard one another as one person, saying that there was no need for bloodletting because of an individual’s ambition.
The commandant general, advised voters to go to the polling units and exercise their franchise by voting for the candidate of their choice without rancour.
He, however, warned parents to ask their children and wards to shun thuggery, hooliganism and other acts inimical to the peace of the nation and the state.
He cautioned political actors; parties; and gladiators to obey the electoral law and play by the rules of the game as it was long a do-or-die affair. He noted that the law of the Federation.

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