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Dogs trained to sniff out election mischief

04 March 2014, 13:15

Lagos - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said that it was currently training sniffer dogs to check the activities of mischief makers in the forthcoming general election.

A statement by the Corps said that the training of the dogs and their handlers would be concluded before the 2015 general election.

The statement said that NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ade Abolurin, had instructed that Kernel Unit of the Corps to speed up the training.

The statement further said that the sniffer dogs would be deployed to strategic places, including the borders and areas that could serve as exit routes for mischief makers.

Abolurin was quoted in the statement that the corp was also putting up other measures to ensure that all security issues during the general election would be properly tackled.

He said that NSCDC and other security agencies had began an inter agency collaboration and training which would ensure proper security coordination during the election.

Abolurin said he was optimistic that with the security measure been planned for the election, the 2015 could be the safest elections ever in terms of security.

He urged members of the public to assist the corp and other security agencies with useful information that would assist them in checking the activities of mischief makers who plan to rig the election.

The election is scheduled for February.

It comes amid heightened tensions among parties and supporters as well as acts of terror.

– CAJ News

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