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Easter: Police, NSCDC deploy 600 personnel, special squad in Kaduna, Gombe

By Saxone Akhaine (Kaduna) and Mansur Aramide (Gombe)
15 April 2022   |   3:33 am
Kaduna Police Command has said that armed security personnel will monitor various highways and other strategic locations in the state for a hitch-free Easter celebration.

ASP Mohammed Jalige

CAN blames insecurity, hardship on bad governance

Kaduna Police Command has said that armed security personnel will monitor various highways and other strategic locations in the state for a hitch-free Easter celebration.

The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Yekini Ayoku, also allayed citizens’ fears of untoward incidents during the celebration.

Police spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated yesterday, that the command had mapped out specific areas of interest with elaborate personnel and logistic deployment to ensure a hitch-free Easter celebration across the state.

“The personnel for this special operation were drawn from Police Mobile Force (MOPOL), State Intelligent Bureau (SIB), Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units and the conventional police, all geared towards ensuring adequate protection of life and property of law-abiding citizens of the state before, during and after the Easter celebrations,” he said.

SIMILARLY, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Gombe State Command, has deployed over 600 personnel to ensure security in the state.

According to the Commandant, Baba Waziri, the command has in place robust security arrangement and crime prevention strategies to tame insecurity during the festivities.

He noted that the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, directed him to ensure a crime-free Easter. A press statement, yesterday, the command’s PRO, Buhari Saad, appealed to the general public to be moderate in their celebration, as the officers would display high sense of vigour and professionalism while discharging their duties.

MEANWHILE, Kaduna Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, has blamed maladministration of present and past governments for insecurity and suffering of the citizens.

But the cleric singled out the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the religious and ethnic profiling in the country, which led to insecurity, poor governance and near economic collapse.

The CAN chairman, in his Easter message, said that Nigerians were suffering due to bad leadership, mismanagement and security challenges.

According to him, Jesus, in the last days and hours of agony, made many pronouncements about life and how to address human, spiritual, and physical needs.

His words: “Jesus, on the cross, shared in human pains by saying ‘I am thirsty’. Indeed, Nigerians, nowadays, can say, like Jesus on the Cross of Calvary, that they were thirsty.

“Therefore, it is wrong for the government to abandon citizens in pain without showing genuine concern. Hence, CAN appeals to the Nigerian governments, at the local, state and federal levels, to take concrete steps towards providing palliatives that could quench the thirst of Nigerians.”

He also urged the citizens to care for one another.