Easter celebration: NSCDC deploy 1,850 personnel for security in Ondo



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has deployed 1,850 personnel to provide adequate security before, during, after the Easter celebration in Ondo State.

A statement issued on Thursday in Akure by DSC Olufemi Omole, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, quotes Edenabu Eweka, the NSCDC Commandant in Ondo state, as disclosing this when briefing officers and me before their deployment.

Eweka charged the personnel to adhere to the principles of fairness, respect for fundamental right and the rules of engagement in the discharge of their duties.

According to him, the situation of the country calls for collective efforts to ensure the protection of and properties.

“As a security agency saddled with the mandate to safeguard all critical National Assets and Infrastructures, , monitoring and supervising of Private Guard companies and proactively forestall all forms of criminalities in the state.

“You are to exercise and level of professionalism in your dealings with the civil populace,” he charged the personnel.

Eweka said that the officers and deployed drawn from the tactical departments and other units of the command including the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure Unit.

He said that others drawn from Counter Terrorist Unit, Intelligence and Investigation Unit, Peace and Conflict resolution Unit, Agro Rangers squad, among others.

The commandant enjoined the public to give prompt and credible information to the Command to help nip in the bud any criminal activity.

He made available some lines that the public could call for help when in distress and easy relaying of information: 07038762845, 08066345088, 08067919140 .

The commandant affirmed the continuous collaboration with other sister agencies in fighting vandalism, kidnapping, banditry, abduction, amongst others.

He also felicitated with all Christians in the state , and wished them all a Happy Easter celebration. (NAN)