By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday, April 30, said it has deployed 50 under-cover personnel to enhance security in Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri to check security.
The commandant of the corps, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in an interview.
Abdullahi, who reassured residents of the area of safety, appealed to them to stop fleeing their homes because of the April 26 failed attack by Boko Haram.
Suspected Boko Haram members on April 26 terrorised people of Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri as they used heavy machines and guns while trying to penetrate into the state capital.
The suspected terrorists were, however, repelled by troops of Nigerian Army as they engaged in hot battle around the cashew plantation on Maiduguri-Damboa road and overpowered the terrorists.
As the battle went on, residents of Jiddari Polo were terrified and thousands scampered for safety as they fled to other places.
The NSCDC commander, therefore, said “it was natural when something of that nature happened, people would be afraid; but they should recall that the combined effort of security agencies on that day dealt with the situation.
“The theater commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lt Gen Rogers Nicholas, had already directed continued daily patrols to avert recurrence of attacks.
“We call on the people to be security conscious and establish minimum security in their places of worship to forestall any sudden attack