By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has hinted that it has deployed 2,500 of its personnel to praying grounds, recreational centres and motor parks across the state.
This was disclosed by the Oyo State NSCDC Commandant, CC Michael Akintayo Adaralewa on Thursday while briefing the command’s management on operational order for the 2021 Eid el Kabir celebration at the State Command Headquarters old Nitel building,Agodi Ibadan
The Commandant stressed that the 2,500 deployed personnel are expected to fully guard the praying grounds and other assigned places to ensure hitch free Eid El Kabir celebrations in Oyo state
He maintained that to this end, all the NSCDC Area Commanders, Divisional officers, Agro Rangers, Counter Terrorism Unit and Disaster management unit have been directed to fully guard all the praying grounds as well as to ensure hitch free celebration.
” All officers and men of the Corps will be deployed both uniform and under cover personnel will be deployed to all flash spot in the State in other to protect lives and properties of the citizens of Oyo State”, he said.
Tasking the people of Oyo state to feel free and celebrate without any fear from any quarters, he urged them ” to celebrate moderately and take all necessary preventive measure as COVID 19 is still very much around”, and to continue to wash their hands in a running water, cover their nose when in public and maintain a clean environment.
Congratulating Muslim faithful in Oyo State on this year’s Eid El Kabir celebration, the Commandant charged them to always report any suspicious person or persons to the nearest Security agencies of government in their vicinity before the crime is been committed and to stop sending false information .
While reassuring citizens of the state on his zero tolerance to Vandalism of Critical National Asset security in the State, the state Commandant said his administration will continue to fight anyone or bodies that wanted to disrupt the relative peace enjoying in the State before, during and after the celebrations.
Commandant Adaralewa then called on the parents and guidance to educate their children on the dangers involved in engaging in Vandalism and other negative vices.