By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has deployed 2,500 personnel for the security of lives and property during the Easter Celebration.
State Commandant of the NSCDC, Iskilu Akinsanya made the disclosure during the weekly briefing on security assessment and preparation towards Easter celebration held at the command’s headquarter, Agodi, Ibadan.
Commandant Akinsanya said the deployment of 2,500 officers of the Corps to all the 33 Local Governments and 35 LCDA’s of the State became imperative in order to provide adequate security for the citizens this festive period.
He said the development was on the order of Commandant General Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi to ensure watertight security during and after the Easter celebration.
Akinsanya also used the medium to call on all Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and personnel of the Corps to beef up security in their vicinity before, during and after the festive period.
Meanwhile, the Commandant has directed the Disaster Management unit to always have the Command ambulance and personnel on highways for rescue during the celebration.
Tthe Agro Rangers squad and the Counter-Terrorism Unit have been deployed to all the nooks and crannies of the State to prevent crime and criminality during Easter celebration.
Commandant Akinsanya urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion to be law-abiding.
He also enjoined Christian faithful to reflect on the lessons of passion, suffering, forgiveness and love of Christ learnt during the lent, just as he prayed for peace in our nation and success of the present Government.
The State Commandant also enjoined the general public to volunteer information to NSCDC near to them or call the Control room number on 09070473188, 09055533303 and 08077513995 or the sister’s agencies whenever they suspected any strange movement around them.