Easter: NSCDC deploys 2,500 operatives in Abia

The  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command, says it has deployed 2,500 operatives in strategic locations in the state ahead the Easter celebration.

This is contained in a statement by the Command’s spokesman DSC Agu Ndukwe, and issued to newsmen Friday in Umuahia.

He said the operatives were deployed in strategic locations across the 17 Local Government Areas the state.

According to Ndukwe, the  operatives comprised 2,000 personnel recently trained Counter-Terrorism, Strategic Peace Building and in Abuja and 500 various units the command.

He further stated they were deployed with special to soft targets like churches, schools, event centres, motor parks and identified black spots.

“They will work closely with the command’s Rapid Response Squad, Counter-Terrorism Unit and other Tactical Teams to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration,” he added.

Ndukwe said the state Commandant, Mr Vincent Ogu, had  restated the command’s commitment to collaborate with sister security agencies to provide security the period.

The commandant also warned the operatives to be firm, tactful, civil and professional in their dealings with the public the celebration.

He quoted Ogu to have admonished Christians to see the Easter period as a time sober reflection and fervent prayers God’s intervention in the multiple challenges facing the country.

Ndukwe also charged the public to remain law abiding and report any suspicious movement to the nearest security agency quick response.