The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has put in place every possible arrangement and logistic to ensure a hitchfree general elections come 2015.
The Corps leader Dr. Ade Abolurin reiterated that the race to the helm of leadership is not a ‘do or die’ affair, therefore,he handed down warning to miscreants planning to cause commotion and confusion during the February 2015 elections to have a rethink as the Corps will not tolerate anyone aiming to truncate the electoral process.
He reiterated that irrespective of political affinity, all hands must be on deck to make the election hitch free, such that it will be a reference point for both Local and International observers and commentators when credible elections are being discussed in the country.
He tasked the electorates to carry out their civic duties and responsibilities in a transparent manner, to relate peacefully with one another and to inform security operatives appropriately any suspicious act or movement and when they notice unfamiliar faces, strangers, infiltrators or persons suspected with other motives different from the election program. Visitors into the state are also expected to conduct themselves in a lawful manner, to be of good behavior and to leave politics to politicians.
To the politicians, Dr. Abolurin advices that they seek the good of the nation as they go about their political activities rather than engage in unwarranted propaganda and verbal attacks on security operatives who are there for the good of all.
The CG further task its personnel to partner and synergise with other sister agencies and allow their various professional trainings to take center stage by expressing civility in their approach and to work with decorum to serve, save lives and to protect the citizenry.
He urged the public to make their complaints known on time for prompt intervention in case of any emergency, nontheless, the department of peace and conflict resolution, disaster management team, crises intervention group, the operation team, Civil Defence nuclear and chemical weapon team, the Anti-vandals Squad against vandalism and sabotage are all on ground to assist, rescue and manage crises as they occur.
Also, the Corps sniffer dogs specially trained for election and crowd control are available and capable of detecting anybody in possession of dangerous weapons, carrying money about or any other thing to disrupt election but they will not harm any harmless person says Abolurin.
Finally the Corps wishes to encourage parents to always monitor and steer the activities of their wards. Our youths should not allow themselves to be used as thugs, rather they should ensure their futures by voting responsibly.
Csc Okeh Emmanuel
Cd PRO, NSCDC
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