Easter: Over 5,200 NSCDC Personnel Deployed In Abuja


Over 5,200 personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been deployed in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to allow for hitch-free Easter celebration.

The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Olusola Odumosu, made this known on Tuesday.

He said exactly 5,230 personnel have been deployed across the nooks and crannies of the FCT for the Easter celebrations to maintain peace and orderliness, and equally secure critical national assets.

Odumosu, while addressing principal officers at the FCT Command Headquarters at Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja, said due to the intelligence report received of a possible attack this season in the FCT, the command has deployed covert personnel around the FCT for surveillance and intelligence gathering to foil such planned attack.

He also revealed that the command has deployed all special squads such as the Armed Squad, Female Strike Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Crack Squad (operation Adaka-su) and Agro Rangers to ensure the maintenance of law and order.

Odumosu said: “The corps is committed to ensuring the safety of Critical National Assets as well as the lives and properties of residents of the FCT.

“There is no room for carelessness and over zealousness while carrying out your duties during this season. You must abide strictly by the operational order, harassing innocent residents who are going about their lawful business will not be tolerated.”

He assured the residents of the Federal Capital that they can enjoy the holiday season without threat to their safety as the Command is providing security in all places of worship, recreational centers, markets, Shopping malls, motor parks and other flashpoints during the holiday season.

He, however, warned miscreants, vandals and other mischief makers to keep off Critical National Assets and Infrastructure stating that personnel of NSCDC will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on any one caught or found culpable.

Odumosu also used the opportunity to felicitate with christians across the FCT as they celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

He reminded them of the need to emulate the life of Jesus Christ.

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