The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu says the training of field officers and state Commandants on their monitoring and supervisory roles in the forthcoming election would enhance the capacity of its personnel.
He stated this at a two day seminar for State Commandants, senior officers and the management team at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja.
The Commandant General maintained that building cordial relationship and synergy with other sister agencies, before, during and after the election was very important.
The Seminar brought together stakeholders, resource persons from prominent universities, legal luminaries and personnel charged with responsibilities of election monitoring.
Mr Gana Muhammadu urged the Commandants to go back to their various states and impact their personnel positively with a view to bringing about attitudinal change in their operational system.
He said the corps was ready to repel and deal decisively with anyone found to be involved in any acts of rebellion, ballot snatching, voters intimidation and other activities capable of jettisoning the peaceful conduct of the 2019 election.
The CG thereafter handed down the rules of engagement to all arms bearing personnel, urging them to exhibit professionalism in handling their arms and ammunition.
He maintained that on no account would any report of accidental discharge or extra-judicial killing by any personnel be entertained and anyone involved in such unprofessional conduct should consider himself or herself dismissed and subsequently prosecuted.