Easter: NSCDC deploys 100, 000 personnel to beef up security

Bode Olagoke

Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin, has directed the zonal and state commands of the Corps to adequately deploy their personnel to strategic places such as federal highways for migrating groups, churches and other critical areas, not excluding black spots where criminal elements hibernate in ensuring a peaceful Easter celebration.
The directive was given in line with previous experiences when “disgruntled members” of the society capitalise on festivities to perpetrate their nefarious activities.

A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the corps spokesman, Mr. Okeh Emmanuel, said “all hands must be on deck in tackling the problem of insecurity bedeviling the society, as no religion preaches violence.”
While felicitating with Christian faithful across the globe, Abolurin said apart from the deployment of over 100,000 regular and volunteer personnel, the Corps had also deployed “some specialised Units such as the Special forces, Counter-Terrorism Unit; Nuclear, Biological Chemical and Radio-Active Squad; surveillance vehicles and sniffer dogs for the purpose of sniffing out combustive chemicals and other dangerous compound substances used in creation of bombs and IEDs.”

Abolurin, therefore, sympatised with those who lost loved ones to “the evil bombing of the Nyanya Motor Park,” saying that “justice shall be meted out to those who have incurred the wrath of the law.”
The Corps’ helmsman urged the public to be law-abiding by reporting all suspicious characters and movement to security agencies for intervention.

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