NLC Protest: NSCDC Deploys Personnel To Protect Lives And Critical Infrastructure In Anambra

Following planned nationwide protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), slated for Tuesday 27 and Wednesday, 28 of February 2024, the  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has put in place proactive measures to ensure maximum safety and security of all Anambra residents.

Consequently, the State Commandant of NSCDC, Anambra State Command, Maku Olatunde, has ordered the deployment of NSCDC operational and intelligence resources across all strategic locations within the state to protect lives and secure Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.

Briefing officers and men drawn from Counter Terrorism Unit, Female squad, Anti-Vandalism Squad, Operations Department, Investigation and intelligence Department, Critical National Assets and Infrastructure Protection Department, and Armed squad mobilized for this assignment at the State command Headquarters, Awka on Monday, he tasked them to uphold high professional standard, desist from any act capable of tarnishing the image of the Corps, adhere strictly with the Standard Operating Procedure and obey the Rules of Engagement.

Meanwhile, all Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and Heads of Formations have been directed to deploy massively for the protection and security of Critical National, State and Local Government Assets and Infrastructure within their areas of Jurisdiction.

Comdt. Maku cautioned members of the public against inciting violence and against taking the law into their hands as the Command in collaboration with other security agencies will not tolerate any form of lawlessness.

“The Command is not unmindful of antics of hoodlums and disgruntled elements who may want to hijack the protest, hence the command in synergy with other security agencies is working to checkmate the threats,” he said.

The NSCDC state boss urged members of the public to go about their lawful business without fear as measures have been put in place to ensure that the protest is peaceful and also called on them to report any deviant occurrence in their area to the nearest NSCDC Formation or sister security agencies nearest to them.

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