Rerun: Police, NSCDC assure residents, voters of enhanced security measures in Jigawa


 Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa have assured residents, voters and other stakeholders of adequate security during Saturday’s Birninkudu/Buji Federal Constituency rerun election.

The guarantee was provided in two different statements that the commands’ public relations officers in the state, ASC Badaruddeen Tijjani and DSP Lawan Shiisu, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday.

According to Shiisu, the police have taken proactive steps to guarantee a smooth and tranquil repeat of the state election.

He claimed that sufficient staff had been sent out by the command to guarantee a smooth election.

In conjunction with other security personnel, the spokesperson stated that approximately thirty police officers were scheduled to staff each of the eight polling places.

The NSCDC spokesperson for his part stated that sufficient staff had also been stationed by the command in key areas inside the constituency.

According to Tijjani, the goal of the action was to ensure the overall exercise’s safety and security.

He stated that Muhammad Danjuma, the state’s NSCDC Commandant, reiterated the corps’ dedication to preserving democracy by guaranteeing that voters may cast ballots without fear of coercion.

“The deployment of personnel is part of a comprehensive security strategy to mitigate potential challenges and ensure the credibility of the by-election.

“The commandant appeals to all stakeholders, including political parties, candidates and the public, to collaborate with the deployed security personnel.

“This cooperative effort is vital for fostering an atmosphere of peace and ensuring the credibility of the election, Tijjani said.

The spokesperson went on to say that Danjuma reaffirmed the state’s security agencies’ commitment to upholding law and order during that time.

He claims that the individuals in place are prepared for any eventuality and have received proper training, which helps to create a safe and transparent electoral atmosphere.

5,642 eligible voters were anticipated to cast ballots in the repeat poll on Saturday, according to INEC.

The exercise will take place in Birninkudu/Buji Federal Constituency, in eight polling units, and in five Registration Areas, with seven in Birninkudu Local Government Area (LGA) and one in Buji LGA, according to INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Muhammad Bashar, who spoke to reporters in Dutse on Friday.