NSCDC Agency deploys 1,100 men for Eid-el Fitr celebrations in Ogun

"We are battle ready to subdue challenges that would temper with the peaceful nature of Sokoto state,’’ he said.

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said that it had deployed over 1,100 operatives to provide security during the Eid-el Fitr celebration.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Kareem Olanrewaju, in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

The statement stated that the operatives were deployed to sensitive areas such as Mosques, events centres and motor parks to ensure a hitch-free celebration.

The other areas were markets, Eid grounds, locations of critical infrastructure, blackspots and other strategic places.

It stated that the NSCDC operatives would complement the efforts of other security agencies in the state.

It enjoined the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement in and around their neighbourhood to security agencies.

In Sokoto, Alhaji Salisu Fagge, the Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, said plain cloth security personnel had been deployed on foot patrols to sensitive locations.

Fagge, who inspected the Eid grounds, recreations centres and, public parks told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that the measures was part of proactive measures to protect the people.

"We are battle ready to subdue challenges that would temper with the peaceful nature of Sokoto state,’’ he said.

He said that Area commanders and Divisional Police Officers had been directed to map out operational order to deal with any unforeseen circumstances before, during and after the celebrations.

The commissioner urged the public to assist those deployed with information on any suspected persons and activities.

He said the command had enjoyed mutual working relationship with the public, adding that this had aided full implementation of security strategies.

In Kaduna, the police have assured residents of adequate security ahead of Wednesday's Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Ibrahim, gave the assurance when he donated food items to widows of police personnel who had served in the command.

He said that the command would ensure the security of lives and property, stressing that uniformed and plain cloth personnel would be deployed to all parts of the state.

Ibrahim appealed to the public to report any suspicious persons or activities to the police for necessary action.
The commissioner donated bags of rice and two cows to 267 widows in the command.

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