Elections: NSCDC warns Nigerians against violence after announcement of results

Elections: NSCDC warns Nigerians against violence after announcement of results

- The NSCDC has warned the public against violence during and after the coming elections, saying anyone caught will be prosecuted

- The commandant of the NSCDC called on religious leaders and traditional rulers to talk to their followers

- The command in Gombe said it would deploy over 700 personnel for the election

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Gombe state on Tuesday, February 12, warned the general public against any violence during and after announcement of results of the forthcoming general elections.

Altine Umar, the state commandant of the Corps gave the warning while briefing newsmen in Gombe on Wednesday, February 13.

She said the command would deploy over 700 personnel for the election and anyone caught causing violence would be prosecuted.

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The commandant called on religious leaders and traditional rulers to talk to their followers to be law abiding towards ensuring free, fair, credible and peaceful elections.

She also called on politicians to be law abiding and accept the outcome of the elections in good faith as there must be a winner and loser in every contest.

“I want to assure the public that the election will be peaceful going by the synergy among the security agencies in the state.

“We all prepared for the forthcoming elections in the state and there will be no compromise in the discharge of our duty.

“We have good synergy with all the security agencies in the state, all we need is a free, fair, credible elections in the state and Nigeria," she said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the police command in Enugu warned individuals and groups to desist from discouraging Nigerians, especially the residents of Enugu from voting in the forthcoming general elections.

The presidential, National Assembly, governorship and state Assembly elections will be held on February 16 and Saturday, March 2.

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