- The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun state has said that it will deploy sufficient officers for the Saturday, February 23, elections
- The service said that the deployment is an effort to assist the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in the state ahead of the polls
- The spokesman of the NCS in the state, Abdullahi Maiwada, said that there would be thorough patrols in borders and checkpoints
The Ogun command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it will deploy enough personnel to assist the police in the conduct of the elections on Saturday, February 23.
Abdullahi Maiwada, the public relations officer of NCS in Ogun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the deployment of personnel was to complement the efforts of the police during the elections.
According to him, there would be intensive patrols to check and man the borders as well as various checkpoints in the state.
”Approved routes will also be floated as usual as regard the Federal Government directives for floating of boarders,” Maiwada said.
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He further said the command would put rigorous Intensive Anti-Smugglers Patrols in those areas to check leakages.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu Tuesday, February 19, urged Nigerian electorate to put their fears aside and vote during the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 23.
Speaking in Abuja, IGP Adamu said: "Following the postponement of the election earlier scheduled for February 16, and a subsequent review of the security situation, it became necessary for the Force to boost security in the nation."
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