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Easter: NSCDC deploys 30,000 personnel

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The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has ordered the deployment of 30,000 personnel from FCT, states, zonal commands and the National Headquarters to beef up security across the country.

The CG gave this order at the National Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday while addressing personnel on the need for effective policing of the nation against any atrocious activities of dangerous elements planning to cause breakdown of law and order.

He 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, Diretorate of Intelligence and Investigation (DII), RRS, Agro Rangers, SWAT, and K9, Counter Terrorism unit to join forces with the regular officers to ensure a hitch-free celebration across the country.

“As the Easter celebration approaches, I want to see massive deployment of personnel everywhere in the country. All special forces and regular officers must go all out to protect lives and properties of citizens. You must look out for criminals, hoodlums and mischief makers seeking to compromise the integrity of the country and deal decisively with them,” CG said.

CG Audi explained that the massive deployment would cover all public utilities, suspected flashpoints, worship centres, markets, recreational facilities, shopping malls, parks, gardens and other crowded locations.

He stressed that the tight security measures being put in place is to protect lives, infrastructures and prevent any occurrence of national emergencies.

He said the Corps would work with other security agencies to ensure that adequate security is provided and sustained in the country.

The CG congratulated Christians on the celebration of Christ’s resurrection and charged them to pray for peace, progress of the nation and a successful transition of power to the incoming government.

Writing by Ibrahim Shuaibu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu