Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC deploys 40,000 personnel nationwide


NSCDC officials

By Kelechi Ogunleye

In a bid to ensure adequate security across the country during the Eld-el-Fitr celebration, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 40,000 personnel.

A statement by the Corps Spokesperson, CSC Babawale Afolabi, on Monday in Abuja, said that the deployment was premised on the need to be proactive.

Afolabi stated that the NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, had ordered state Commandants to deploy personnel to strategic locations and flash points.

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He said that the Corps would deploy both kinetic and non-kinetic approaches to nip in the bud all acts of criminalities before, during and after the Eid-El-Fitr celebration in various states.

He reiterated the need to strongly collaborate with sister security agencies while actively supervising the activities of personnel for effective service delivery.

Afolabi, while praying for peace across the nation, charged Muslim faithful to reflect on the Ramadan lessons of compassion, unity and mutual respect to one another.

He also noted the need to remember the most vulnerable and the poor, as he wished all Muslims happy Eid Mubarak.

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