The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Yobe Command, says it will deploy substantial number of its plain-clothed personnel to gather intelligence information during the forthcoming elections.
Mr Ayinla Olowo, commandant of the corps, told the Newsmen in Damaturu on Monday that the command would apply this strategy and other measures to ensure the peaceful conduct of the polls.
“The command has increased the number of plain-clothed men in all the divisions across the state to work with the locals.
“This measure will enable us gather intelligence reports in order to preempt any possible plan to attack the public or disrupt the election activities.
“We will equally partner with other security agencies to ensure free, fair and credible election.
“In preparation, we recently had a refresher training on election duty and other critical security related aspects,” he said.
He enjoined members of the public to conduct themselves and cooperate with the security agencies to ensure the peaceful conduct of the elections.
“I urged the public to behave themselves accordingly and come out to cast their votes without fear of anything as measures will be taken to provide inductive atmosphere for people to vote candidates of their choiceth,” he assured. (NAN)