Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has deployed personnel of the command to all banking facilities in and around Awka metropolis.
State Commandant, Olatunde Maku said the move was targeted at averting any breakdown of law and order, as well as encourage citizens to go about their lawful businesses without any form of fear.
He added that the step was in line with the Corps’ statutory functions to protect critical national assets and infrastructure across the federation.
Maku assured that NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies shall remain undaunted in ensuring security and safety of residents of the state.
He said, “Protection of lives and property is topmost on the agenda of the State Government, hence the deployment of personnel around all critical assets today to build the confidence of the public that Mondays Sit at home has faded away.
“People can go about their normal businesses, we have deployed enough manpower to avert any attack on lawful citizens.”
Maku who led the confidence building patrol within Awka metropolis, visited some strategic areas, routes and banks along Regina Ceili Junction, Aroma Junction, Ziks Avenue and Ukwu Oji axis.
The NSCDC boss, during the patrol, interfaced with members of the public, urged them to cooperate with NSCDC and other security agencies in their efforts to suppress the antics and criminal acts of underworld personalities.
He also encouraged the public to avail useful information that would aid the security agencies to effectively maintain the serenity and ensure protection of lives and property in the state.
Maku was joined in the patrol by DCP Alada Yakubu, Deputy Commandant in- charge of Operations, DCC Kazzah Joseph, HOD Critical National Assets and Infrastructure Protection Department, Assistant Commandant Onyebuchi Onwuteaka, AC Ops Zone K , Awka among others.