The Jigawa state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it has deployed 1,300 personnel for the forthcoming local government election across the state.

The State Commandant Mustapha Talba gave the directive for the deployment through the Deputy Commandant Operations, Muntaka Hussain. 

According to him, the personnel will ensure adequate security before, during and after the elections. 

He said they will be deployed to various polling units, collation centres and other strategic places and they are to work with other sister security agencies.

Mustapha Talba pointed out that, the personnel are to also provide security at both JISIEC offices, voters, sensitive and non sensitive  materials and the general public by extension. 

He noted that  parts of the strategies deployed include twenty four hours surveillance through mounting mobile and static patrol teams at flash locations. 

He said Rapid Response Teams are also stationed at State and Area Commands for speedy response to emergency situations and reinforcements. 

The State Commandant therefore urged the personnel to strictly adhere to the rules of engagement which include the use of minimum force, professionalism, zero tolerance for corruption, and fairness, among others. 

He also enjoined parents and party stalwarts to caution their wards and supporters to desist from committing anything capable of jeopardizing the relative peace enjoyed in the State. 

Usman Mohammed Zaria