Ahead of the general elections, the Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna Command, Idris Yahaya Adah have warned officers and men of the Corps against involving themselves in Politics, and other nefarious activities that could be detrimental to the corporate existence and image of the Corps.
Adah stated this while addressing Divisional officers, Heads of Departments, Unit heads and officers and men under his Command.
He reminded the officers and men of the mandates of the corps, saying ” as parts of our mandates, we are to protect lives, properties, Independent National Electoral Commission offices (INEC), and the National Assets across the 23 local government areas of the state.”
He warned officers to refrain from behaviours that could be detrimental to the corps, warning that any officer caught, would be severely punished.
“You are to carry out your duties with professionalism and neutrality, before, during and after the election, Adah advised his men.
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He assured residents of the state of adequate security coverage, adding that prior to the election, officers were being trained on how to conduct themselves during elections.
He noted that since he assumed office as the state Commandant, he had beefed up 24-hour patrol across the 23 local government areas of the state and created more divisions and outposts.
He also redeployed officers to various outposts and divisional offices to protect lives and property.
He also called on the residents of the state to provide useful information about criminals living in their midst and serving as threats to them, for urgent arrest and persecution.