The Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo state command has deployed 2000 of its personnel to some strategic locations in the state to ensure a crime-free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
This was revealed by the State Commandant, Adaralewa Akintayo, at the Command Headquarters, old Nitel Building, Agodi, Ibadan, while addressing officers of the Armed Squad, Counter Terrorist Unit, Female Squad, Disaster Management, Agro Rangers and Under-Cover deployed to motor parks, recreational centres, worship centres and high ways to ensure water-tight security in the state before, during and after the Christmas and New year celebrations.
In a statement issued and signed by the Oyo NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun, Commandant Adaralewa charged the officers and men to be disciplined, patriotic and civil in dealing with the public, as every Nigerian deserves respect, devoid of humiliation and intimidation.
Through the statement, he called on all the Christian faithful in the state to use the festive season to pray for peace in the country, be benevolent and moderate in celebration.
The statement reports the commandant urging well-meaning Nigerians to warn their children and wards to desist from any act that could threaten the peace of the state and to refrain from throwing fire crackers, especially now that the dry season and harmattan are fully here, and as such, the tendency for fire outbreak is very high during this period of the year.
He further called on citizens and residents of the state to, in case of any security threats, call the Command’s emergency numbers: 08062384818, 08077513995, 09055533303, 08035383164 and 08058268164.
“Be vigilant and security conscious anywhere you are and alert NSCDC near you while we as organization would do the needful to protect the lives and property of residents in the state,” the statement concludes