Easter: NSCDC deploys 2,500 operatives in Abia

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

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

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

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

He further stated that they deployed with special attention to soft targets like , 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 celebration,” he added.

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

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

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

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