Easter: NSCDC Deploys 1,051 In  Anambra, Beefs Up Security

Easter: NSCDC Deploys 1,051 officers in Anambra, Beefs Up Security

Anambra State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Maku Olatunde has ordered the deployment of 1,051 officers and men across various critical national assets and infrastructure, worship centres celebration venues, parks, recreational centres, and other strategic points ahead of the forthcoming Easter celebration.

Maku stated this on Wednesday at the State Command Headquarters, Awka during 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.

He said the deployment of the officers was to ensure safety of lives and property during, before and after the celebrations.

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.

“The personnel will also provide 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,” he said. 

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.

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.

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