Anambra NSCDC deploys 1,051 officials for Easter security


Anambra NSCDC deploys 1,051 officials for Easter security


By Chinwe Nwacha, Onitsha 

4 days to Easter celebration, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Anambra state has reportedly deployed 1,051 personnel to man some strategic positions in the state.

This disclosure was made by the state commandant, Maku Olatunde, while having a strategic meeting with the management team,  Heads of Departments and Units,  Area Commanders, Divisional Officers , Heads of formation and Tactical Teams Commanders to review the already existing security framework and to set in motion plans for water- tight security during the Easter celebration.

According to him, the  personnel  drawn from the Rapid Response Squad , Counter Terrorism Unit, Disaster Management Unit, Investigation and Intelligence Department, Female Strike Force,   and Anti Vandalism Squad are expected to provide both overt and  covert operations, round the clock surveillance, pin downs, and  mobile visibility preventive patrol in  all  identified flashpoints and  other strategic locations  to neutralize and subdue any unforeseen circumstances during the  festive season. 

The State Commandant through an effective operational order for the operation directed all Area Commanders, DOs, Heads of Formation and Tactical Commanders to deploy personnel and operational assets to areas of security interest within their respective areas of responsibility to avoid mischief makers showing their ugly faces and causing any form of mayhem for law-abiding citizens.

In a release by the State NSCDS Public Relations Officer, PRO, Mr. Okadigbo Edwin, "Consequently, officers and men deployed for this  assignment are under strict instructions  of the State NSCDC helmsman to be professional and courteous to law-abiding citizens but firm to suppress all criminal elements who might want to take advantage of the season to perpetuate their unholy acts".

Extending his felicitations to the residents and good people of the state, especially the Christian faithful, Maku called on members of the public  to cooperate with NSCDC and other security agencies, as adequate security measures have been emplaced to guarantee a hitch-free celebration. 

"Members of the public are advised to go about their lawful business without apprehension of fear or molestation, be security conscious,  law abiding and  when in distress take advantage of the command's emergency numbers; 08066769442, 08036172748, 08037909304, 08063501618, 08060823971 or report to the nearest Civil Defence Office," he advised

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