The Commandant General (CG) Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has deployed 52, 000 officers and men of the Corps, to provide security during this year’s Eid-el- Fitr celebration nationwide.
The CG 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 efficient protection of the lives and property.
“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.”
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 criminal element.
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.
Similarly the Kebbi State Commissioner of Police, Lawal Abubakar Daura, has charged area Commanders to ensure a hitch free Eid-El-Fitr celebrations across the state.
In a statement by the command’s imáge maker, SP Nafiu Abubakar, the Police and other Security Agencies in the state are fully prepared to ensure hitch free celebrations.
The statement said, it was necessary to use this medium to warn all potential trouble makers and miscreants to avoid engaging into any unlawful activities, as measures to prevent any breach of law and order have been put in place.
While wishing all Muslims a blissful celebration, the statement adds that, the Command expects maximum cooperation from the general public by providing vital information, or report any suspicious person to the nearest Police Station.
Also, Nasarawa State Police Command has deployed over 5000 personnel across the state to provide adequate security to lives and property throughout the celebration period.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state Mr Ramhan Nansel stated this during the parade of suspected criminals in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
Mr Ramhan Nansel explained that the command had adopted a strategic intelligence gathering action plan, to confront any suspicious activities capable of disrupting the peace throughout the Sallah celebration.
The command paraded 24 suspected criminals including a six – member – gang who were allegedly involved in the kidnapping of motorists along Nasarawa Eggon – Akwanga road.
Meanwhile, adequate Security will be provided to areas such as Kano Zoological to ensure hitch free celebration.
Kano zoological garden and wildlife management agency gave the assurance, in a statement signed by the public relations officer of Kano Zoological garden, Farouk Isa Musa in kano.
The statement notes that, the Managing director of the agency, Alhaji Lawan Jinjiri Kurmawa had liased with relevant security agencies, including police, Hisbah, civil defense corps, to ensure visitors had a peaceful Sallah celebration.
He stressed that, younger animals were procured to replace the old ones, in addition to state of the art toys and other recreational facilities, at the children’s amusement park.Alhaji Lawan Jinjiri urged the good people of Kano and neighboring states, to be law-abiding during their visit to the facility.
Reporting by Khadija Aliyu, Ibrahim Shuaibu; Editing by Julian Osamoto