Eid-el-Fitr: NSCDC deploys 1,500 personnel in Edo

By Deborah Coker

The Edo Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed 1,50O personnel to provide security in the state during the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.

This is contained in a statement by the command spokesman, Mr Efosa Ogbebor, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Thursday.

The state Commandant, Mr Samuel Dan, said the personnel would man strategic public places including Eid grounds, malls, markets and recreational centres.

“Mobile and static patrol will be mounted and a stop-and-search operation will also be placed at various locations.

“The personnel will work in synergy with other law enforcement agencies in providing security,” he said.

The commandant urged all component commanders, heads of tactical units, area commanders and divisional officers to ensure smooth, crime free and secure celebrations.

He appealed to members of the public to give maximum cooperation to the NSCDC personnel during the festive period and beyond.

Dan warned parents to monitor and regulate the movements of their wards, while assuring residents of the state of 24-hour surveillance during the period.

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