The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the arrest of scores of suspected political thugs in the Nsukka axis of Enugu State.
Saga Gist reported that a combined team of security operatives, acting on a rip-off, arrested the thugs in the early hours of Saturday.
Enugu has witnessed pockets of violence in the ongoing governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections.
The Spokesman of NSCDC Enugu State Command, CSC Danny Iwuchukwu confirmed the arrest to journalists in Enugu on Saturday.
Iwuchukwu said that the scores of suspected thugs arrested had been duly handed over to the Nigeria Police within the Nsukka axis.
He said that the arrest was made early in the morning of March 18, the Election Day, after an intelligent tip-off, at a popular hotel in Nsukka.
AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, which included: hand axes, clubs and matchets were recovered from the political thugs.
Meanwhile, the Police Command in Enugu State has said that there was no adverse security situation in the state so far in the ongoing polls.
The Spokesman of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed that the police in collaboration with sister security agencies had been pro-active.
He said: “We have acted swiftly on every security tip-off relayed to us.
“The security agencies have remained pro-active and decisive so that the peace-loving people of Enugu State will surely cast their votes in a violence-free and fair manner devoid of intimidation or fear.”