The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, said he has deployed NSCDC personnel nationwide to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Apart from the general duty personnel, the CG said he also ordered the deployment of sniffer dogs, specialized units such as the Special Forces, Counter-Terrorism, ambulances, and the Surveillance Teams which are expected to man strategic areas.
The CG in a statement in Abuja on Friday by the Corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, urged Christians to live exemplary lives.
It said, “For the purpose of effective and efficient deployment, the Corps’ Chief Executive has recalled all the senior officers on leave and pass to report for duty.
“He also directed the Zonal Commanders and state Commandants to ensure that there is no hitches during the festive period and beyond as he advised that there should be a watertight security arrangements in and around their jurisdictions most especially around churches, recreation centers, shopping centers, among others.”
Muhammadu further disclosed that ambulances would be stationed along the highways, airports and other designated areas for quick and timely response to emergency situations.
He stated that mobile surveillance vehicles would also be on duty to monitor the movement of those with sinister motives.
The CG urged the personnel to work in synergy with other sister agencies “as the Corps will not tolerate any form of sabotage and crisis over issues that could be avoided.”