Easter: NSCDC Deploys 1,051 In Anambra, Beefs Up Security Around Critical National Assets

In an effort aimed at ensuring safety of lives and property during, before and after the forthcoming Easter celebration, the Anambra State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Maku Olatunde has ordered the deployment of one thousand and fifty one (1,051) officers and men across various critical national assets and infrastructure, worship centres, celebration venues, parks, recreational centres, and other strategic points.

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

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, 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.

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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