The Kebbi State chapter of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, says it will deploy 12,000 of its members to support the Police and other security agencies during the February general elections.
Malam Sunusi Geza, the state commandant of the group, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital.
He said that 110 of the members had been trained to ward off disagreements that could work against order at polling units.
“We have also trained many others on how best to ensure adherence to election rules and regulations”, he said.
Geza added that five “specially trained” personnel would be deployed to each of the 21 local government areas of the state to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls.
The vigilante commandant said all the members would work “very closely with the police and other security agencies throughout the period of the election”.
Geza added that the command had procured nine operational vehicles for easy access to remote areas, while working tools like flash lights and uniforms would also be provided free to members.