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NSCDC trains 60 officers on weapon handling

17 October 2012, 11:12

Ondo - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, said it has trained 60 officers on weapon handling, to ensure adequate security in the state.

According to a statement on Tuesday in Akure by the NSCC Press Officer, Mr Kayode Balogun, the officers were trained to compliment the security system in ensuring a hitch-free and credible election on Oct. 20.

Balogun said the officers were trained on weapon handling, crowd control and crisis management, in addition to the existing squad placed on 24-hour patrol.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the command had earlier trained 50 officers on how to handle weapons.

The officers were placed on surveillance duty for the maintenance of peace and order.

The state Commandant, Mr Issa Akanbi, urged the people of the state not to entertain fear of harassment or molestation, but should come out to exercise their voting rights during Saturday's governorship election.

Akanbi appealed to politicians to maintain peace and shun violence.


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