Yuletide: NSCDC Deploys 45,000 Personnel
By Dipo Olowookere
No fewer than 45,000 officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed to provide tight security across the country during this yuletide season.
A statement issued by National Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed that Commandant General of the security outfit, Mr Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, approved the deployment of the personnel comprising sniffer dogs, specialised units such as SWAT, CBRN, Emergency and Rescue Team, Ambulances and Mobile Surveillance Vehicle to every nooks and crannies of the country to ensure a hitch free celebrations.
Speaking while addressing his management team in his office in Sauka, Abuja, Mr Gana noted that the deployment will be with immediate effect to all strategic locations nationwide, urging all States Commandants to ensure they carry out this order without delay, while making sure that all black spots shopping malls, recreation centres, markets square worship centres, hotels and critical infrastructure and assets were well-manned and secured.
In ensuring effective deployment, monitoring and supervision, the NSCDC chief has cancelled leave of all senior officers and directed that those on leave be recalled during this yuletide season in order to beef up security considering the fact that people who engaged in nefarious activities usually take advantage of festive periods when the people will be seriously engaged in the mood of celebration.
The NSCDC boss said he wants all hands to be on deck as massive deployment be made to all nooks and crannies with effective supervision.
He called for synergy among the security agencies and warned the corps personnel to be civil and diplomatic in the discharge of their duty bearing in mind that anyone fingered on any form of crisis shall be dealt with accordingly.
The CG charged all Nigerian to stay out of trouble and go about their celebrations in a peaceful and loving manner, as anyone found wanting will face the full wrath of the law.