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EID-el-kabir: NSCDC sends out 47,000 operatives to beef up security

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The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi has deployed over 47,000 personnel nationwide to provide maximum security during the Sallah festivities

CSC Babawale Afolabi, National PRO, NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja in a statement on Friday, said the deployment was part of measures to ensure a peaceful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

According to him, “The mass deployment has become necessary to justify the confidence the citizenry places in the Corps, and the need to live up to expectations by ensuring that every nook and cranny of the country is adequately secured and protected.

EID-el-kabir: NSCDC sends out 47,000 operatives to beef up security

“Consequently, the CG has directed all Zonal Commanders and State Commandants to ensure adherence to operational order, standard operating procedure and code of conduct as they work tirelessly to maintain peace and order in their domain, he further ordered that all critical national assets and Infrastructure must be jealously safeguarded while massive arrests should be carried out on Vandals and economic saboteurs.

“The NSCDC helmsman explained that the deployment of over 47,000 personnel comprises all Special Forces, CG’s Special Intelligence Squad, Agro Rangers, Mining Marshals, Special Female Squad, SWAT and other specialized units who are to ensure round-the-clock surveillance on CNAI and free movement without any fear or intimidation.”