By: Awesome Ekene
Anambra State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Mr. Everestus Obiyo has ordered the deployment of 2077 Officers and Men ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The NSCDC boss, in a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Okadigbo Edwin, said the Personnel deployed for the critical assignment were under strict instruction of the State Commandant to be civil, professional and firm in the discharge of their duties.
He listed the officers to include Conventional Civil Defenders, Chemical and Biological Unit, Counter Terrorism Unit, Disaster Management Unit , Special Female Squad, Operations Department, intelligence and Investigation Department and Anti-Vandalism squad of the Command as well as necessary logistics to all churches and venues of events in the State.
According to him, the Command would also collaborate with Sister Security Agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure that the celebration was peaceful and hitch-free.
“The Command is ever ready and prepared to deal with miscreants, hoodlums, and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause break down of law and order before during and after the festive period.
“Parents and guardians are advised to caution their wards to be law abiding.
“We assure the good people of Anambra State and residents alike of the Command’s readiness to perform its statutory responsibility of protecting lives and properties and Government’s Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in and across the State during the celebration,” he said.
While extending his warm greetings to all Christian faithful and other citizens in the state as they celebrate, the NSCDC charged them to cooperate with the Corps and other Security Agencies in their efforts towards ensuring peaceful celebration.
He also enjoined them to provide adequate credible information on any suspicious person or object to the nearest NSCDC Formation or call the Command emergency phone numbers 0802 590 4905,0703 980 4789,08004004444