By Bukar Bolori
The newly formed Crack Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was established in response to distress situations, the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, mni, has revealed.
Briefing members of the squad on election day before their deployment, Audi explained that part of their responsibilities is to quell conflicts and any situation capable of disrupting the 2023 general election exercise.
Audi, while calling on them to avoid intimidation and harassment of the public, explained that they should not allow anyone to take laws into their hand, mandating them to deal ruthlessly with anyone who attempts to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the exercise.
The CG called on them to exhibit high degree of professionalism and warned against intimidation and harassment of voters.
He reiterated that in the Code of Code and Standard Operating procedures of the Corps, there is nothing like accidental discharge, stressing rules of engagement must be strictly obeyed.
He said: “Anyone who makes mistake by not doing the right thing will be on his own. Improper use of weapon by any of you will be tried and court marshaled.”