By Unue Emeka,
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Delta State Command said it will be deploying a total of 1,981 personnel to provide adequate security coverage and protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure before, during and after the public holidays and the SALLAH celebrations.
Delta State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun stated this in a statement signed by Dsc Emeka Peters Okwechime, the Image Maker NSCDC Delta State Command.
According to the statement, “the Commandant stated that the personnel have been strategically positioned in place of worship, public buildings, recreational parks, markets, and motor parks to provide adequate security coverage, and to gather first-hand information from the public on anyone who intends to cause public unrest and to forestall any resultant effects.
“Delta State is a very sensitive State in the Nation. It is a transient route to many parts of the country. It also hosts many of the multinational companies and oil-rich states in the Country. To this effect, we are deploying 1,981 personnel to secure all life and government critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the State before, during and after the celebrations.”
The NSCDC boss maintained that the personnel were drafted from the Tactical Squad, the Anti-Vandal Unit, the Agro-Rangers, Counter Terrorism Unit CTU, the Rapid Respond Unit, Operations Dept, the Snipper Combatant(Female Squad) and the Department of Intelligence and Investigation (DII)
The Commandant, therefore, directed all Area Commanders, Divisional Officers, Component Commanders and the Squadron Leaders to supervise and monitor the deployed officers to operate within the extant laws and discharge their duty with professionalism in line with international best practices and standards.
He urged all Deltans to be resolute and law-abiding citizens and go about their legitimate business without fear of molestation. He charged them to say something when they see something that their identity will not be disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Commandant used the opportunity to call on parents and guidance to watch over their wards during the long public holiday and monitor their activities, the friends they keep, the things they do, watch, and as well the places they go to in order not to be involved or lured into crime. He also admonished all Muslim faithful to show love to one another, that with genuine love and sacrifice, Nigeria will be great again if love leads.
He felicitated will all Muslim faithful and prayed for a hitch-free Sallah Celebrations in advance and a peaceful public holidays ahead.