Abdullahi Gana, the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has reportedly directed the immediate deployment of 20,000 personnel for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 28.
The Information gathered about the directive is contained in a statement issued by Assistant Commandant, Emmanuel Okeh, Corps Public Relations Officer in Abuja on Monday September 26.
He said Gana had reportedly directed the acting Deputy Commandant General, Operations, Hillary Madu, to relocate to Edo State for the purpose of the election.
Okeh stated that Madu would be assisted by two Assistant Commandant Generals (ACGs) in charge of Zone G Benin and Zone E Owerri with five commandants drawn from neighbouring states.
He noted that the personnel were to be re-deployed from Kogi, Ondo, Delta, Bayelsa and Anambra state commands respectively to complement the Edo Command.
He advised the personnel to work in synergy with other sister security agencies in order to ensure peaceful conduct of election without rancor.