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2023 Elections: NSCDC Charged With Protection Of INEC Facilities, Officials

2023 Elections: NSCDC Charged With Protection Of INEC Facili

Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC)

Officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) have been charged to protect the facilities and officials of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the general elections.

The Commandant General of NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, gave the charge on Wednesday to prevent further attacks.

Audi stated this at a two-day capacity building for all State Commandants and the Management of the

In his remarks, the NSCDC boss said INEC facilities are critical infrastructures that require tight protection from the Corps in order not to obstruct the forthcoming election.

“However, despite the recorded incidences, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has vested in and will continuously provide an enabling environment to officers and men in order for the optimal discharge of Corps’ mandates in this regard, most especially in the protection of critical national assets and infrastructures and other emanating security disturbances that arises from the election cycle phases.

“But make sure INEC offices are safe and secured. We must protect INEC offices because they are critical infrastructures.

"You are directed to give very scientific protection to INEC; both physical and otherwise because we will not take for granted any further attacks. You must do your best to provide security.”

The CG also expressed concern about the high level of insecurity in the South East explaining that the security agency has a special strategy to tackle the menace in the zone.

"The Southeast is a particular issue but we have a strategy in place.

“There are certain security strategies that we can’t disclose but we are working on it.”

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