The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has directed the deployment of 19,997 personnel, Mobile Surveillance Vehicles and Sniffer Dogs for the July 14, 2018 Ekiti State governorship election.
Gana gave the directive while addressing the Deputy Commandant General in charge of Operations, Hillary Madu Kelechi, on the need for effective deployment to cover all nooks and crannies in Ekiti state before, during and after the election.
These were contained in a statement by the NSCDC spokesman, DCC Emmanuel Okeh, on Tuesday.
He ordered that the deployment should comprise personnel from Osun, Kogi, Edo, Ondo, Kwara, Headquarters and other neighbouring states for the purpose of maintaining of peace, law and order before, during and after the election.
In addition to the operational officers deployed, Three (3) ACG, Six (6) Commandants along with other senior officers from the rank of DCC to ACC below are to support the DCG Operations in supervising the deployment of personnel to critical areas, identified black spots, as well as to all the critical infrastructure within and around the state.
The CG also approved the deployment of surveillance/Intelligence unit, SWAT, Medical and Disaster Rapid Respond Team, CBRN Unit, Special Forces and other specialised unit for the purpose of beefing up security in and around the state.
He charged personnel to work in synergy and collaboration with their colleagues in sister agencies deployed for the same purposes.