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Oyo NSCDC deploys 2,000 officers for Yuletide celebrations

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
21 December 2021   |   3:48 am
The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it had deployed 2,000 officers for the Yuletide.

The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it had deployed 2,000 officers for the Yuletide.

The state Commandant, Adaralewa Michael Akintayo, who disclosed this in Ibadan, said the 2,000 officers were deployed to some strategic locations in the state to ensure a crime-free celebrations.

Adaralewa said the step was meant to ensure tight security in the state before, during and after the Yuletide. He urged 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.

Besides, he implored all the Christian faithful to use the festive season to pray for peace in the country, be benevolent and moderate in celebration.

He also advised well-meaningful Nigerians to warn their children and wards to desist from any act that could threaten the peace of the state and refrain from throwing fire-crackers, especially now that dry season and harmattan are fully here with us.

“In case of any security threats
The commandant said in case of any security threat, citizens and residents of the state should call emergency numbers 08062384818, 08077513995, 09055533303, 08035383164 and 08058268164.