The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), command in Kano State has deployed 1,926 personnel for the Jan.16, local government council poll in the state.
Mr Abu Tambuwal, the state NSCDC Commandant said this in a statement by the spokesman of the Corps, ASC Ibrahim Abdullahi, on Thursday in Kano.
Tambuwal said the personnel drawn from various departments, divisions and units of the Corps were deployed to provide adequate security as well as to ensure crowd control in 8,084 polling units, wards and collation centres across the state.
“We will ensure maximum and adequate security for the protection of electoral officials,voting materials as well as the electorate in all the respective polling and collation centres.
“Additionally, the Corps will ensure orderliness at polling and collation centres and unauthorised persons will not be allowed into the centres,” he said.
According to him, NSCDC in collaboration with sister security agencies will take effective control to forestall any threat to law and order before, during and after the election.
He advised miscreants, hoodlums as well as political thugs to desist from disrupting the election.
“Anybody found wanting will be made to face the full wraft of the law,” he said.
The Commandant also enjoined the electorate to observe and adhere with the COVID-19 protocols such as social distancing and the use of facemask during the election. (NAN)