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Eid el-Fitr NSCDC deploys 40,000 personnel, sniffer dogs nationwide

The spokesperson of NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

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The ‎Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu, has directed that 40,000 personnel be deployed nationwide to provide security during the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The spokesperson of NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.

‎He said that in addition to the 40,000 personnel, sniffer dogs and specialised units such as SWAT, Special Force, CBRN, Surveillance Monitoring Team, Ambulances/Rescue Officers would also be deployed to strategic areas.

‎Muhammadu‎ assured Nigerians that adequate preparation had been made by the Corps to protect critical areas.

He listed such areas to include places of worship, markets, motor parks, shopping malls, recreational centres, schools and other areas considered to be soft targets for attack by insurgents.

He called ‎on the citizens to be extra vigilant and security conscious at all time and report strange movements and objects to security personnel and the Corps immediately.‎

“In our efforts to fight miscreants and criminal-minded individuals, who see festive periods as the time to perpetuate their nefarious activities, all hands must be on deck in the areas of intelligence-gathering and reporting suspicious behaviour to relevant security authorities,” he said.‎

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He felicitated with Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful on the Sallah celebration and urged them to continue to imbibe the spirit of peaceful co-existence and tolerance at all times.

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