63rd independence: NSCDC deploys 3, 000 personnel in FCT
Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has announced the deployment of 3, 000 personnel for security and protection of citizens during Nigeria’s 63rd independence celebration.
FCT NSCDC Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, directed that the personnel to provide security and protection for citizens and all critical infrastructures in the FCT.
He said the corps will ensure hitch free 63rd Independence Anniversary Celebration devoid of any untoward situation throughout the period of the celebration and beyond.
In statement by the Corps FCT Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Comfort Okomanyi, Odumosu stated that all strategic departments and units in the Command headquarters, Area Commands and Divisional offices, have been directed to ensure high security presence and visibility in the city centre, the satellite towns and other suburbs of the FCT.
He assured of routine and confidence building patrols in different parts of the FCT, especially in public places such as markets, parks, recreation centers and places of worship to prevent infiltration by hostile elements planning to disrupt the peaceful celebration.
The Commandant equally assured the minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, of the commitment of the NSCDC in combating crimes and criminality in the FCT in line with the vision and mission of his administration.
According to him, all personnel have been directed to work in partnership with sister security agencies.
Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day of the week. Stay informed with the Guardian’s leading coverage of Nigerian and world news, business, technology and sports.