By Stanley Nwanosike
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Enugu State Command, has deployed no fewer than 800 personnel for special patrol and surveillance during Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
The command also assured the state residents of a peaceful festive season, saying that the state would be inconvenient for lawless people.
This is contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, CSC Denny-Manuel Iwuchukwu, on Saturday in Enugu.
Iwuchukwu said that the corps and other security agencies would make it difficult for criminals to operate.
He said that the Commandant, Mr Valentine Afrika, was aware that criminal elements usually hid under the cover of public holiday and festivities to act.
“However, this time, their expectations will fail them as the corps has identified all flash points and have put measures in place to frustrate unacceptable conducts and misbehaviours,” Iwuchukwu said.
He said that the commandant noted increased vandalism of rail line materials in recent time but promised that the corps, in collaboration with other security agencies, would end the act.
He appealed to the residents to be security conscious at all times.
According to him, criminals succeed with their plans when people are relaxed and unsuspecting.
He said that the command congratulated the Muslim community in Enugu State for a successful fasting period that preceded the celebration and called on Muslims to pray for peace and security. (NAN)