.The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, State of Osun Command have said it has beefed up security at the INEC offices in the state to ensure the facilities are not further attacked by criminally minded people.
This was as the command reiterated its determination to maintain law and order at all times, assuring residents of the state of a peaceful general election.
The State Commandant, Agboola Sunday gave the assurance during his briefing with the Corps Management, Area Commanders and Divisional Officers across the state, where he spoke on the preparedness of the Corps for the forthcoming general elections in the country.
In a press statement by the command Acting Spokesperson, Kehinde Adeleke, the commandant charged his officers to do their best at ensuring a peaceful poll.
The NSCDC boss hinted that the electoral code of conduct for security personnel empowers officers on election duty to arrest and investigate whoever disrupts the electoral process and such offenders would be handed over to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for prosecution.
He, therefore sends a warning signal to anyone who is planning to disrupt the forthcoming general elections to have a change of mind, or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
He also revealed that personnel of the Corps are undergoing series of training and retraining to discharge their electoral duties with a high sense of professionalism.
Agboola charged the Area Commanders and Divisional officers to strengthen their operational capabilities. He emphasized the need for actionable intelligence and massive deployment of personnel for the elections.
According to him, ‘’all heads of security agencies in the state have had series of meetings. We have been able to map out strategies for the success of the forthcoming general elections.
“Our collaboration is strong and Osun residents would perform their civic responsibilities in a peaceful atmosphere without being harassed,”
He, therefore, called for the support of all and sundry, noting that everyone must work towards the success of the elections. Commandant Agboola advised that all hands must be on deck to ensure the elections is free, fair and credible.