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Election: NSCDC deploys over 3000 personnel in Delta


By Eguonor Ighure

Asaba – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Delta Command, has deployed over 3,000 personnel for the Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

state Commandant of the corps, Dr Benito Eze, who disclosed this to
newsmen on Thursday in Asaba, said that the corps had earlier trained
the over 3,000 officers for the election.

While noting that the training was
organised by the headquarters of the corps, Eze said that it was to
ensure security before, during and after the general elections.

He disclosed that the command was in partnership with other security agencies to ensure a peaceful election.

The state commandant gave the
assurance that armed security personnel would be on ground to respond to
distress calls during the polls.

Eze disclosed that the marine unit of the corps would provide security for the people living in the riverine areas of the state.

The state commandant added that
NSCDC had also deployed speed boats to patrol the coastal areas of the
state and keep them safe during the

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