Forty thousand (40,000) personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed nationwide to allow for a hutch-free Eid-el kabir celebration.
A statement by the spokesman of the Corps, Olusola Odumosu on Tuesday said the deployment was ordered by the Commandant General (CG) of NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi.
According to him, Audi directed the deployment of 40,000 personnel nationwide including those deployed for protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure and joint operations.
He said the CG charged all heads of formation to leave no stone unturned in ensuring effective security coverage of the country.
Odumosu also said the CG urged his men to increase their level of vigilance and be highly sensitive to their environment especially during this festive period to avoid unpleasant surprises from the enemies of the country.
The CG was quoted to have said: “You must be on top of your game, be very vigilant and highly sensitive to your environment because we are not going to take chances.”
He charged various Commands to be proactive, stating that, to achieve greater results, an intelligent-driven approach must be adopted to nip crime in the bud.
He said: “Be proactive and make sure you engage intelligent driven strategies.
“This will help to get credible information about intended plans of criminal elements, so we can crush them before they strike.”
The Corps helmsman directed nationwide deployment to every nooks and cranny of the country and to man strategic locations such as places of worship, recreation centers, markets, shopping malls, motor parks, and all the locations of critical infrastructures and national assets in different states.
He warned all Zonal Commanders to effectively coordinate the formations under them to prevent any breach of peace.
He charged that: “All Special Forces of the Corps must be fully engaged during the Sallah celebration to guarantee the safety of lives of our people.
“I will hold Zonal Commanders responsible and State Commandants accountable for any breach of peace in any state during the Eid-el kabir celebration and beyond.”
The CG congratulated President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Vice President, Kashim Shettima and all Muslim faithful in the country on this year Sallah celebration.
He called on all Nigerians to use the festive period to pray for peace, unity and success of the new administration in achieving growth, development and renewed hope for the masses.
He charged all personnel to cooperate and synergise with other security agencies on the field to achieve results in the war against Nigeria’s enemies.