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    Tight security as Plateau holds LG polls

    There is heavy presence of security personnel at various polling units and flashpoints in Jos, the Plateau state capital, and environs, as all is set for the conduct of elections across the 17 Local Government Areas on Saturday.

    A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, who visited some of the areas, reports that personnel of the military, Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, and other security agencies were stationed at the various polling units and voting points.

    Some of the areas visited include Tudun Wada, Rayfield, Mai Adikwo, Abattoir, Goradong, Gura Topp, Rukuba Road, Agwan Rukuba, among others, all in Jos South and Jos North local government areas of the state.

    Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ubah Ogaba, told NAN that the deployment is aimed at ensuring peaceful elections.

    “The presence of the security personnel at election points is not to intimidate or scare voters but to ensure that the process goes on peacefully and in an orderly manner.

    “The massive deployment of Police personnel to all the polling units and other strategic areas is to provide tight security before, during and after the election,” he said.

    He warned criminals who would want to foment trouble during the election to desist, as anyone found would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

    “It has also come to our notice that certain individuals and groups have hatched plans to disrupt peace in the state especially during this period of election.

    “The Command hereby warns these persons or groups to have a rethink and drop any such nefarious plans in their own interest and the interest of peace in the state.

    “So, we call on political parties to caution their members and supporters against any act that will lead to the breach of law and order,” he advised.

    On his part, Public Relations Officer of Plateau Command of the NSCDC, DSC Chris Longbit, called on the electorate to be civil during the polls.

    He added that the command has also deployed its men to all parts of the state to avert a breakdown of law and order.

    Longbit also warned those who are hatching plans to disrupt the election to desist or else they would be decisively dealt with when caught.

    “Citizens are encouraged to exercise their civic duties in accordance to the laid-down rules and regulations guiding the elections as prescribed by the state independent electoral commission.

    “Those who might have plans to disrupt this process by whatever means are by this statement warned to desist from such plans in their interest and that of the peace of the state as appropriate consequences shall be meted anyone found wanting,” he warned.

    (NAN)

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