Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said it has deployed 3600 personnel across Kaduna State for the general elections scheduled for February 23 and March 9.
The State Commandant, Alhaji Modu Bunu Bunu announced this at the end of a management meeting held at the command’s headquarters.
He said the operatives comprising officers and men, would work in synergy with other sister agencies.
He said they were expected to provide general security for electorate, officials and election materials.
Other duties include providing security at INEC offices across the state, collation centres and polling units.
He urged them to be transparent and shun any form of inducement.
He explained that to achieve success of the national assignment, all patrol vehicles, ambulances motorcycles would be deployed to ease the work of the personnel.
He assured the general public that the corps was ready to discharge its duties without any partiality.
“As security agents, we all have a duty to ensure level playing field for all political actors. There is every need to demonstrate this by creating conducive security environment before, during and after polls.
“Both local and international observers are looking unto us as critical and major stakeholders in 2019 elections and we must do our best to shun any temptation which may jeopardize the trust. Instead, we should work assiduously and professionally to justify the confidence reposed in us,” he said.