The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Yobe has deployed 800 officers to ensure calm in the state during the Sallah celeberation – According to the state commandant of the NSCDC, Ayinla Olowo, disaster-prone areas like Gujba, Guliani, Yunusari and Gaidam were given priority – Olowo therefore urged residents and indigenes to go about their normal activities peacefully and without fear The Yobe Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed no fewer than 800 of its men across the state to provide security during the Ed-el-Kabir celebration. The state commandant, Ayinla Olowo, disclosed this on Saturday, August 10, in interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu.
Olowo said: “The 800 personnel deployed across the 17 local government areas also include plain- clothes apart from the uniformed men, to complement other sister security agencies and ensure peaceful Ed-el-Kabir celebration.’’ He added that the deployment of the officers gave priorities to certain locations such as the disaster prone areas of Gujba, Guliani, Yunusari and Gaidam.
He, therefore, urged people to go about their normal businesses as all the necessary security mechanisms were adequately in place.
He called on all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the period to pray for the growth and development of the country. Olowo also appreciated the support and cooperation his command enjoyed from other sister security agencies and the state government. reported that the NSCDC, Kaduna command, on Friday, August 9, said it would deploy 3,000 personnel during the Ed-El-Kabir celebrations to protect critical national assets across the state.
The NSCDC’s commandant, Babangida Dutsinma, made the disclosure in a press statement issued in Kaduna through the command’s public relations officer, Orndiir Terzungwe.
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