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NSCDC to deploy 2,000 personnel in Jigawa

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa State Command, said it would deploy 2,000 of his men in Dutse and other parts of the state to ensure safety during and after the Yuletide.

Malam Muhammad Gidado, NSCDC Commandant in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Dutse.

“As part of our plans to ensure a hitch-free Yuletide as well as to ensure security, before, during and after the Christmas celebration in Jigawa, we plan to deploy about 2,000 special officers which will comprise special armed squad and counter terrorism squad.

“Also officers in the Anti-riot Squad, Bomb Detection and Disposal Unit, Intelligence and Detective Unit as well as Rescue and Medical Team will be deployed to all the towns in the state,” he said.

He said the officers would be stationed at strategic locations such as churches, children’s parks and other dark spots.

The commandant further said others would be stationed in other parts of the state for crowd control.

Gidado, therefore, advised people to cooperate with all security personnel so that the state could enjoy a peaceful celebration.

He urged the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements to the nearest security formation within their localities.

“On this note, the corps enjoins the public to go about their normal activities and report any suspicious movements to the law enforcement agencies’ offices nearest to them.

“The command also wishes the good people of Jigawa a happy and blessed Christmas celebration in advance,” he said.


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