Sallah: NSCDC deploys 40,000 personnel, assures safety

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has deployed 40,000 personnel ahead of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Corps Spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu on Tuesday.

According to the statement, Audi charged all heads of formation to leave no stone unturned in ensuring effective security coverage of the country.

He urged them to increase their level of vigilance and be highly sensitive to their environment, especially during this festive period.

Audi warned “You must be on top of your game, be very vigilant and highly sensitive to your environment because we are not going to take chances.

“Be proactive and make sure you engage intelligent driven strategies.

The Corps helmsman directed nationwide deployment to every nook and cranny of the country and to man strategic locations such as places of worship, recreation centers, markets, shopping malls, motor parks, and all the locations of critical infrastructures and national assets in different states.

He warned all Zonal Commanders to effectively coordinate the formations under them to prevent any breach of peace.

Audi said “All Special Forces of the Corps must be fully engaged during the Sallah celebration to guarantee the safety of lives of our people.

“I will hold Zonal Commanders responsible and State Commandants accountable for any breach of peace in any state during the Eid-el Kabir celebration and beyond.”

He called on all Nigerians to use the festive period to pray for peace, unity and success of the new administration in achieving growth, development, and renewed hope for the masses.