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[FILE PHOTO] Osun state

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed officers to complement efforts by other security agencies to maintain law and order before, during and after the election.

Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said personnel from Osun, Oyo, Kogi, Edo, Ondo and Kwara states as well as the headquarters in Abuja were to be stationed at black spots to ensure public safety and the protection of critical infrastructure.

Mobile surveillance vehicles and sniffer dogs have also been released for the assignment.

A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Corp, Emmanuel Okeh, said medical and rapid response teams as well as the Special Forces Unit had been deployed in the state.

He advised the people to avoid acts of violence, thuggery and rigging in order not to truncate the electoral process.

Also, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 15,000 personnel with 60 vehicles to man strategic routes during the exercise.

The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, said while Ibadan - Akure expressway would be opened for free vehicular movement, vehicles will not be allowed to drive off the highway into Osun State as all connecting roads would be blocked.

All roads leading to the state through Iwo, Ila, Orangun, Erin-Ile and others will be temporarily closed from 7am to 4pm on the day of election.




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