July 16, 2024

Eid-El-Kabir: NSCDC deploys 5,112 personnel in FCT


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has deployed 5,112 personnel to beef up security in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, toward the Eid-El-Kabir celebration.

This is contained in a statement signed by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer in FCT, Mr Babawale Afolabi, on Thursday in Abuja.

According to Afolabi, the NSCDC Commandant in FCT, Dr Olusola Odumosu, has directed officers and men of the corps to ensure the six area councils in the territory are adequately protected.

He said to ensure a hitch-free celebration, emphasis was placed on the protection of sensitive locations, soft targets, black spots and flash points prone to criminal activities.

“We have deployed all our special forces such as the Armed Squad, Intelligence and Under Cover Officers, Counter Terrorism Unit, Female Strike Force, Special Crack Squad (operation Adaka-su), and Agro Rangers to ensure maintenance of law and order,” the official said.

Afolabi warned miscreants, vandals and other mischief makers to steer clear of critical national assets and infrastructure.

He said the Corps would not hesitate to bring the full wrath of the law on anyone caught or found culpable.

He cautioned against the burning of tyres on roads, saying that it affected the integrity of roads and, therefore, constituted an act of vandalism.

He urged the personnel to be committed, vigilant, responsive and resolute in ensuring a territory devoid of security breaches or threats.

“There is no room for carelessness or overzealousness while carrying out your duties.
“Operational order must be followed to ensure professionalism on your part,” he said.

He assured the residents of continuous synergy with sister agencies to provide adequate security.

The commandant felicitated Muslim faithful in FCT as they would celebrate Eid-el-Kabir, and prayed that the Almighty would accept their sacrifices.



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