Police, NSCDC pledge adequate security at Easter in Kwara, Osun, Oyo, others
The Oyo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Michael Adaralewa, has deployed 1,705 officers to some sensitive areas across the state to ensure crime-free Easter celebration.
Adaralewa gave the order through a press statement issued and signed by the state Public Relations Officer, Oyindamola Okuneye.
Adaralewa said security of citizens’ lives and property in the state was not negotiable.
He urged the public to be vigilant and report any unusual movement or gathering in their environment during the festive period to the Corps or other security agencies in the state.
He stressed that 1705 personnel had been deployed to monitor all sensitive areas, such as churches, motor park, playing ground, recreation centres and all federal and state government infrastructure
In the same vein, the Commandant, NSCDC, Osun State Command, CC Agboola Sunday, revealed that 1,575 personnel were deployed for a robust security arrangement and crime prevention during the celebration.
A statement by the Command’s spokesperson, ASC Adeleke Kehinde, said: “Personnel are positioned on major roads across the state, patrol teams and surveillance squads would also cover critical national assets, worship / recreation centres, market places, motor parks, shopping malls for adequate security of lives and property.
He enjoined the public to be security-conscious and report any strange movement in their environment to security agencies.”
Meanwhile, the Osun State Police Command said it has put in place adequate security to ensure that this year’s Easter season celebration is peaceful and safe.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, read:
“The command further appeals to the public to always give prompt, credible and useful information in order to prevent acts of lawlessness and all infractions of the law.
Also, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, has promised water-tight security arrangements for the people.
A statement issued, yesterday, by the Command’s spokesman, Superintendent Ajayi Okasanmi, read: “All the materials and human resources available to the command have been deployed to ensure Christians and Muslims alike enjoy the holidays with peace and equanimity…”
“Among the security measures put in place are aggressive foot and motorised patrols devoid of undue pressure on innocent citizens, particularly the youth and the students.”
He advised the youths to be law-abiding and shun every circumstances that could cause disharmony between them and the law enforcement agencies on duty during the period, as the police have been warned to desist from checking the telephone handsets of the citizens and unnecessary pursuit of alleged Yahoo boys in the state.
“Meanwhile, the Command’s emergency lines in case of any untoward situation are stated below; 08125275046 07032069501,” he added.