Yuletide: NSCDC Deploys Personnel at Worship Centres, Malls, Parks in States
As part of measures to guarantee hitch-free Yuletide season, the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, has called on members of the public to ensure vigilance, remain at alert and ensure prompt report of suspicious activities or movement of suspected criminals to security agencies for appropriate actions.
In the same vein, he ordered massive and adequate deployment of personnel in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, to all nooks and crannies of the nation to provide adequate security, confront any breach of peace and ensure maximum protection of lives and property before, during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations, stressing that, adversaries must not be given any chance to strike on soft targets.
Dr Audi maintained that these and other actions have become necessary to respond to existing security challenges being faced in the country. He lamented that in spite of measures taken, adversaries have continuously indulged in worrisome activities such as abduction, kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, vandalism and wanton destruction of public infrastructure which calls for more strategic, more inclusive and more collective approach to deal with it.
“All hands must be on deck irrespective of ethnic, religious or political differences to deal with emerging security challenges and other situations threatening the peace and unity of this country; traditional rulers, religious and community leaders as well as all citizens must collaborate with security agencies through information sharing to nip such incidences in the bud” The CG said.
Dr Audi reiterated the Corps determination to provide high level security during this yuletide and minimize the level of vulnerability of members of the public. He therefore, charged owners and managers of recreational facilities to secure their facilities to enhance security and safety of their clients, he also advised all intending travelers to avoid movement during odd hours on vulnerable routes especially in the North West, South West, Southeast and the South-South axis.
The NSCDC boss assured Nigerians that the Corps is poised to maintain law and order, maintain peace and security by protecting critical national assets and infrastructure, ensure 24 hour surveillance in addition to checkmating activities of vandals. He assured that adequate deployment would be made to sensitive areas such as worship centers, recreation centers, motor parks, markets and shopping malls and other identified black spots to avoid attack on innocent citizens.
Youths should eschew violence, while parents and guardians should embrace their obligations to monitor activities of their children and wards who may be lured into criminal actions by friends and associates so that the long arm of the law would not catch up with them. The CG therefore tasked all Zonal Commanders to strategize and ensure compliance of State Commands with his directives; “we must leave no stone unturned in ensuring a hitch free celebration this season, 24 hours patrol of critical infrastructure and national asset must be carried out without fail and concerted effort must be made to secure lives and property and prevent attacks during the celebration” Audi maintained.
He charged Corps personnel to work in synergy with other security and law enforcement organizations to achieve a seamless operation during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
DCC Olusola Odumosu
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Report By: PRNigeria.com