Yuletide security: NSCDC details 2046 officers in Anambra

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra State Command has ordered deployment of 2046 officers and men ahead of expected rise in economic activity, influx of people as well as increase in religious and social gatherings ahead the Yuletide.

State Commandant, Mr. Edwin Osuala in a statement by Public Relations Officer, DSC Okadigbo Edwin said the officers drawn from various department and unit would safeguard public spaces, maintain peace and order and attend to emergencies  before, during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. 

The statement reads: “This deployment is in line with the resolve of the command to create an enabling environment for end of year festivities, ensure protection of lives, and all Critical National Assets & Infrastructure in and around the state. 

“Officers and men detailed for this critical assignment are under strict instruction of the State Commandant to be civil but firm in the discharge of their functions, work closely with other security agencies, local communities and relevant stakeholders to repudiate plans by hoodlums who may want to take undue advantage of the Yuletide season to perpetrate crime. 

“Meanwhile, Area Commanders and Divisional Officers have been directed to deploy and  put their men on their toes in all  public places, worship centres, public assets such as power, transportation networks, communication facilities,  and  recreation centres to avoid any untoward incident.

“Not left out of the order are operatives from Anti vandalism squad, Rapid Response Squad, Special Female Squad, Disaster Management Unit, Counter Terrorism Unit, Agro Rangers Squad, Medical Unit, Intelligence and Investigation Department, and Critical National Assets& Infrastructure Protection Squad.

“Consequently, the NSCDC state helmsman enjoined members of the public and Christian faithful to be law abiding before, during and after the Yuletide,  continue to support the NSCDC and other security agencies with credible information or call the command’s emergency  number; 0806 676 9442  for prompt response. 

“Comdt. Osuala on behalf of officers and men of the Command wishes all Anambrarians, residents and Christian faithful Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.”

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