Eid-El-Fitr: NSCDC Deploys over 40,000 Personnel Across Nigeria


The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi has ordered the strategic deployment of over 40,000 personnel of the Corps across the federation in the bid to ensure the protection of lives and property, and safeguard the nation's Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.

According to the statement by the spokesman of NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi on Monday, the CG gave the directive based on current security challenges and the need to proactively tackle crime and criminalities before it's being perpetrated. 

He hinted that the Corps would deploy both Kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to nip in the bud all acts of criminalities before, during and after the eid-el-filtri celebration in various states of the nation. 

He said: “As the Holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, on behalf of the Management and Personnel of the NSCDC it is my pleasure to congratulate all our Muslim brothers all over the nation wishing them a blessed, peaceful and joyful Eid-el-Fitr.

"This felicitation is with unwavering assurance that the celebration will go very smoothly and without any hitch as Officers and men of the Corps would be deployed strategically to public places, Eid prayer grounds, Shopping Malls, Markets, Motor parks and various flash points across various formations and States of the federation. 

"Notably, the State Commandants have been directed to deploy their Personnel to strategic location and flash points while ensuring strong collaborations with other Sister Security Agencies and adequate supervision of their personnel for effective service delivery".

While praying for Peace across the nation, Audi charged the Muslim faithful to reflect on the Ramadan lessons of Compassion, Unity and mutual respect for the dignity of persons. He also said there is a need to remember the most vulnerable, the poor; wishing all Muslims "Eid Mubarak".

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