Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Ondo: Civil Defence deploys sniffer dogs, 7,079 personnel

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 7,079 personnel, sniffer dogs, alongside mobile surveillance vehicles to ensure security during Saturday’s Ondo governorship election.

Commandant-General (CG) Mr. Abdullahi Gana disclosed this in a statement by spokesman Emmanuel Okeh,

Gana said the deployed personnel were drawn from Lagos, Edo, Kwara, Ekiti, Ogun, Osun and Kogi states.

He said they were drawn from the SWAT unit, Counter Terrorism unit (CTU), Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear and Energy unit (CBRNE), Kernnel (K9), Disaster response unit, Medical, Crisis Management, Special Force, Anti-vandalism unit and Critical Protection Unit (CIPU).

“CIPU will be deployed for the protection of critical infrastructures and national assets, which are easy targets of vandalism during and after elections.

“The surveillance and intelligence have been deployed ahead of the election for covert operations and provision of 24 hours surveillance.

“Personnel deployed have been trained in the protocols of COVID-19 and will be provided with face masks and hand sanitisers.”

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