In keeping with its primary function to protect lives and property, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is making a massive deployment of its personnel to provide security during this year’s Eid-el- Fitr celebration.
No less than 52, 000 officers and men of the Corps are to be actively engaged across all states in the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This is according to a Statement made available to Journalists by the Director of Public Relations, CC Olusola Odumosu in Abuja.
The Statement said the Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, specifically tasked Zonal Commanders to ensure proper security coordination of their zones, while State Commandants are to effectively mobilise Area Commanders, Divisional Officers, Component Commanders and all Special Forces to achieve watertight security for maximum protection of the populace and critical national assets.
“Our resolve to guarantee peace, safety and protection of lives and critical assets in synergy with other security agencies must be carried out through our collective inputs.
“For these obvious reasons, I have charged all Zonal Commanders and State Commandants with these responsibilities and everyone must brace up to discharge their assignments satisfactorily,” the CG stated.
He charged all formations of the Corps to engage community stakeholders in gathering credible intelligence and carry out composite surveillance before, during and after the celebration to prevent surprises from the criminals.
He ordered that deployment of personnel should be focused on prayer grounds, worship centres, recreational facilities, motor parks, gardens, markets, shopping complexes, black spots and critical installations to make the festivity hitch-free.
While congratulating the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan Fasting and celebration of Eid-el-Fitr, he remained optimistic that all prayers for peace, stability and security in the country shall come to fruition.