The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System (I-EARS) to make collation of security data and information concerning all manners of crime seamless in the face of planning and ochestration of strategic action for security operations by the Corps
In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by the Director, Public Relations, DCC Olusola Odumosu, said the directive became necessary following threats of attack by miscreants and bandits in different parts of the country which as a matter of necessity must be forestalled to guarantee a peaceful and hitch-free Sallah celebration.
The statement said: “There is need to deploy different scientific approach to combat insecurity at this time, hence, his resolve for tactical deployment of conventional and specialized personnel with appropriate operational equipment to strategic locations such as Eid praying grounds, recreational centers, motor parks, shopping malls, markets and other Critical National Assets and Infrastructure while surveillance personnel be deployed for covert duties with a view to gathering credible intelligence.”
Aaccording to the statement, the CG expressed optimistic that all the challenges threatening the fabric of the nation’s collective existence would soon be a thing of the past and Nigeria will again become a nation of our fondest dreams.
Audi called on all Nigerians irrespective of religion, tribe, race or colour to use this moment to pray for peace to reign in NIgeria.
“He reiterated that, peace and stability of the country are the sine qua non of economic growth and development, therefore, it beholds on every citizens to see Nigeria as a collective project that must not be allowed to fail and this can only happen when all hands are on deck to curb crime and other nefarious activities in order to make NIgeria a better, greater and more prosperous nation.
“He also seized the occasion to remind the good people of NIgeria, especially those who have enough to eat and feast to equally remember the less privileged in the society and to pray for those families whose bread winners are in the forefront of combating various wave of threats across the country.
According to the CG, “even when this year’s celebration is coming at a trying moment occasioned by the debilitating effect of all forms of insecurity, the public, especially Muslim faithfuls should be rest assured that the Corps will work assiduously in providing adequate security before, during and after the celebration.”
Audi, however enjoined Nigerians to see security as the responsibility of everyone and to promptly report suspicious movement or activities around their neighbourhood to security agencies in order to forestall any breakdown of law and order.