Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 3000 personnel to ensure peaceful polls in Bauchi State.
Speaking during a special briefing to the personnel, Bauchi State NSCDC Commandant, James Edoh said as security agents, they are not expected to be partisan to any sect or idea or candidate.
He said any NSCDC operative found to be involved in an effort to sabotage free, fair and credible elections will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
“We have CG’s intelligence force from Abuja and other tactical men, the men are without riffles and
“We are strategizing on how to ensure maximum security for the elections. I warned my men and women not to be political because we are non-political agents. We don’t take sides with anybody.
“We are going to monitor the elections against votes buying. The tactical personnel will be going round. As I am speaking to you, there are personnel who are going round towns and villages to fend any possible pre-election violence.
“The command is deploying about 3,000 personnel for the upcoming elections on Saturday,” he said.
The Commandant assured that NSCDC personnel will man all the polling units in Bauchi to ensure a hitch-free exercise