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Elections: NSCDC ready to protect lives, property of residents in Rivers – Commandant



By Precious Akutamadu
Port Harcourt, Feb. 20, 2019 Mr Mohammed Lawal Haruna, the Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in Rivers, says the personnel are full prepared to protect the lives and property of citizens during the rescheduled general elections.


Haruna said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on the preparedness of his personnel to discharge their statutory responsibilities ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Port Harcourt.


He said that the postponement of the election has to do with the readiness of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


“The Command here have no issue with the postponement of the elections since the INEC said the postponement had to do with some logistical challenges but for the command, we are ready.


“We are only appraising what we have on the ground and make amendment where we think it is necessary.


“Our challenge is that we have inadequate facilities to work with, like more gun boats, we need more operational vans, and boots to go on high sea among others,” Haruna said.


He urged Nigerians to go out en masse and vote for candidates of their choice, saying that the command was ready to protect lives and property.


The Commandant also called on the residents of the state to go about their lawful activities without fear of molestation efore, during and the forthcoming elections.
Edited by Shittu Obassa/Felix Ajide