NSCDC pledges adequate security, deploys over 1,700 officers
The Oyo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Michael Adaralewa has the deployment of 1,705 officers to some sensitive areas across the state with the aim of ensuring a crime-free Easter celebration.
Adaralewa gave the order through a press statement issued, signed and made available by the state Civil Defence Public Relations Officer, CDPRO Oyindamola Okuneye.
Adaralewa said the security of the lives and properties of the citizens of Oyo State is not negotiable.
The commandant disclosed this during the evaluation of the first quarter security report of all Area Commanders and Divisions in the State at the Command Headquarters old Nitel building, Agodi Ibadan.
While briefing the head of all departments and formations in the Command, the NSCDC chief noted that Christians worldwide will be celebrating Easter between April 7th and 10th to mark the end of Lent and to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
He however urged the public to be vigilant during the celebrations and report any unusual movement or gathering in their environment during the festive period to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps or other Security agencies in the State.
He stressed that In the meantime (1705) one thousand seven hundred and five personnel has been deployed to monitor all sensitive areas, such as Churches, Motor parks, Playing grounds, Recreation centres and all Federal and State Government infrastructures including NNPC right of way.
The State Commandant also directed the tactical units as well as the disaster management unit of the State Command to assume the strategic position for timely response to distress/disaster during the festive period.
While admonishing all Christians and non-Christians in the State to celebrate with absolute moderation and share the love with each other during Easter.
He enjoined the Christian faithful to reflect on the essence of death, lessons of passion, suffering, forgiveness, and love of Christ during the Lenten season and pray for the unity of our nation.