NSCDC to deploy 1,210 personnel to Edo for Sallah celebration

The Edo State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, said it would be deploying no fewer than 1,210 personnel to provide security across the state during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration slated for on Sunday.

DAILY POST reports that the Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mr Gbenga Agun disclosed this on Friday in Benin City in a statement made available to newsmen by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Efosa Ogbebor on his behalf.

Agun said the personnel would provide maximum security at various Eid praying grounds, palaces, monuments and recreational centres across the state during the festivities.

The NSCDC State Commandant assured that the security of lives and property of residents in the state remained a priority of the command, before, during and after the Islamic festivals.

According to the statement, he said, ”I have directed all commanders, heads of tactical units, area commanders, and divisional officers to ensure smooth crime-free and secured celebration before, during and after the Eid-el-Kabir festival.

“Personnel deployed have been tasked with the critical responsibility of safeguarding national assets and infrastructure, a core mandate of the corps, protection of lives and property, and crowd control amongst others.

“NSCDC personnel will work in collaboration with sister agencies”, he said.

The NSCDC boss, however, appealed to members of the public to give maximum cooperation to the personnel as well as to support them with useful information on criminal elements.


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