The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Commandant General (CG) professor Ahmed Audi, has ordered the deployment of 30,000 personnel nationwide to beef up security ahead of Easter celebration In the country.
Addressing personnel on the need for effective policing of the nation against any activities of dangerous elements planning to cause the breakdown of law and order af the National Headquarters of the corps in Abuja, the CG is determined to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration.
In a communique, Audi directed all Special Forces in the Corps such as the Armed Squad, CG’s Special Intelligence Squad, CG’s Special Anti- vandal monitoring Squad, CG’s Marine monitoring unit, Special Female Squad, Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (DII), RRS, Agro Rangers, SWAT, K9, Counter Terrorism unit and CBRNE to join forces with the regular officers to ensure a hitch-free celebration across the country.
The massive deployment will cover all public utilities, suspected flashpoints, worship centres, markets, recreational facilities, shopping malls, parks, gardens and other crowded locations, to protect lives, infrastructures and prevent any occurrence of national emergencies given reports of various political agitations and planned protests in different parts of the country.
“Reports have it that some people want to take advantage of the Easter celebration to cause the breakdown of law and order, chaos and destruction of critical national assets in the name of election protests and other political agitations but we will not allow that to happen.
Holiday makers should celebrate in moderation and be law abiding in their activities, urging them to assist security agencies by giving timely and credible information to nip crime in the bud as he wishes them a happy Easter celebration. He added.