The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River says it has deployed 1,500 personnel to beef up security across in the state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
The NSCDC State Commandant, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Calabar.
He said that majority of the personnel comprising regular and special marshals were deployed to areas with large settlement of Muslim faithful, since most of the activities would be observed in those areas.
He urged the Muslim faithful to celebrate the occasion with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.
“The Cross River Command of NSCDC wishes to congratulate all the Muslim faithful in the country on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir.
“This is coming at the time that the nation is going through a lot of security challenges.
“I want to use this opportunity to call on all Muslim faithful to be law-abiding and go about the celebration of Sallah in peace and harmony.
“I want to urge everyone to maintain cordial relationship with their host communities and neighbours alike for a better Cross River and Nigeria at large,” he said. (NAN)