Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State Command has deployed 877 officers and men for crime prevention patrol as part of the strategy put in place for a hitch free sallah celebration,
State Commandant, Mr. Isidore Chikere, said the Command has has mobilized operational assets of the Command for the safety and security of the public during the celebration.
He assured the public of their safety in line with the order of Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni OFR, the Commandant General of NSCDC for State Commands to beef up security before, during and beyond the festive period.
“Eight hundred and seventy seven officers and men will be deployed for enhanced physical presence through mobile and foot patrol and to specific areas of conveyance such as major thoroughfares, transportation hubs, commercial areas, and places of worship,” he said.
He emphasised that the deployment plan aims to ensure the safety of the public during religious observance and urged the public to cooperate with the NSCDC and other security agencies.
” The deployment of our personnel is aimed at providing maximum security coverage to the public who will take part in the various religious activities” he said.
In an Operational order released, Comdt. Isidore highlighted the importance of respecting and promoting the human rights of all individuals by personnel deployed for the assignment, ensure maximum crime prevention at various security flashpoints identified and conduct themselves in the most professional manner.
While felicitating with Muslim faithful , Comdt. Isidore implored them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience, tolerance and perseverance which are deep spiritual virtues adding that doing so guarantees the urgently needed peace, unity, security and harmony in the Country.
He urged residents of the state to cooperate with the NSCDC and other security agencies and to report immediately any suspicious activities or persons through the following numbers:
08066769442, 08036172748, 08035913830, 08036086018, 08035406492.