By; ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it has deployed over 2,500 personnel comprising officers in this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, to ensure security of lives and safety of properties in the state.
NSCDC, in a statement signed by the Public Relation Officer, DSC Orndiir Terzungwe, explained that the deployment which is both covert and overt in nature extends to all the 23 Local Government Areas, before, during and after the festivity.
According to him, the State Commandant, Godwin Miebi, had earlier directed Divisional Officers through Area Commanders to mobilize all personnel in their formations and brief them on the operational strategies put in place for maximum results.
“In the same vein, all head of departments and units at the headquarters have been mobilised under operations department, briefed and posted accordingly.
“The Commandant explained further, “in the period under consideration, maximum surveillance, foot and vehicular patrols are to be strictly maintained with the view to protecting Critical National Assets and infrastructure from antics of vandals.”
“Operatives attached to Anti-vandal unit, Counter Terrorism Unit, Intelligence department and the recently launched Rapid Response Squad are adequately mobilized and briefed on how to perform intra duties and in synergy with other agencies.” The statement said.
The statement added that residents of the state are required to report suspicious persons and acts which have security threats to the corps or other security agencies, as directed by the Commandant.
The statement noted that, effective collaboration from members of the public when ensured will address security threats affecting the state, rather than leaving it to only formal security agencies.
The Commandant, while calling on residents of the state to embrace peace and harmony, according to the statement, also felicitate with Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai, his Deputy, members of the executive as well and legislature and people of the state.