Dutse - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is to deploy 1 500 personnel to monitor Saturday’s council election in the Jigawa.
The state Commandant of the corps, Muhammad Gidado, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday.
Gidado said that the officers would be stationed at strategic areas and polling units to ensure adequate security during the exercise.
He said that the deployment of the officers would begin on Friday.
He gave the assurance that the command would provide security before, during and after the election.
The commandant called on the state residents to cooperate with security agents to ensure successful conduct of the poll.
NAN reports that the Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission will conduct an election into the 27 local government areas of the state on January 18.