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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC).Rivers State command has deployed 2500 personnel for the Saturday 17, April,2021 Local Government elections in the state. 
The state Commandant, Muktar Lawal in a press briefing on Friday said ” I wish to inform the general public of the command’s readiness to ensure there is free and fair electioneering process  in the state come Saturday 17,April 2021″.

“We have made adequate arrangement to ensure the voting exercise  goes unhindered as a total of 2500 personnel has been deployed to beef up security during and after the exercise”, he said. 
The State Commandant urged the people of Rivers State to feel free to go and cast their vote as security operatives on ground will not spare any person or group of persons who may wish to foment any kind of civil unrest during and after the elections. 
The State Commandant disclosed that measures have been put in place by the command to ensure that herders and farmers go about their business this farming season without possible fear of attacks. 
He added that the command has intensified twenty four hours patrol around oil locations and installations as well as rail tracks.

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