In cognizance of the upcoming Muslim Celebration, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has directed deployment of 40,000 personnel across the nation to provide maximum security during the Sallah festivity.
The Commandant General of the Corps assured Nigerians that in spite of the uncertain security situation in some parts of the country, adequate preparation is being made to protect critical areas such as places of worship, markets and schools among other soft targets.
While calling on citizens to be extra vigilant and security conscious at all time by reporting strange movements and objects to security personnel, he said the Corps is prepared to protect all critical national assets such as telecommunication masts and oil pipelines among others in collaboration with other security agencies.
He said: “In our efforts to fight miscreants and criminal-minded individuals who see festive periods as the time to perpetuate their nefarious activities, all hands must be on deck in the areas of intelligence-gathering and reporting all suspicious behaviour to relevant security authorities.”
While felicitating with all Nigerians, especially the Muslims on the Sallah celebrations, he urged them to continue to imbibe the spirit of peaceful coexistence and tolerance at all time.
DCC Emmanuel O. Okeh
Public Relations Officer
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