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Sallah: NSCDC mobilises over 5,000 personnel to beef up security during celebration in FCT

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The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Olusola Odumosu, has ordered the deployment of 5,112 personnel to beef up security in the FCT, before and during the Sallah celebration.

He said the deployment would cover all the nooks and crannies of the six area councils as well as the city centre, especially sensitive locations, soft targets, black spots, and flash points within the FCT.

He added that areas prone to criminal activities would be strictly monitored to ensure that residents enjoy a peaceful holiday throughout the season.

He warned miscreants, vandals, and other mischief makers to keep off Critical National Assets and Infrastructure as the Corps would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on anyone caught or found culpable.

Odumosu also warned against burning tyres on the road as it affects the integrity of the road and therefore constitutes an act of vandalism, asserting that anyone caught in such an act would be made to face the law.

“The FCT administration has spent so much to provide good roads and other basic infrastructure for residents of the FCT, we will therefore not tolerate any act that will sabotage the effort of government”, Odumosu warned.

In a statement by his public relations officer, the FCT Commandant, Samuel Idoko, charged Area Commanders and Divisional Officers to ensure adequate security coverage in all places of interest.

“The Corps is committed to ensuring the safety of lives and property of residents and the protection of Critical National Assets in the FCT.

“You are to ensure 24-hour protection of all these infrastructures and the holidaymakers in the city. We must show commitment in the discharge of our duties as law enforcers.

“However, there is no room for carelessness or overzealousness while carrying out your duties and the operational order must be followed to ensure professionalism on your part”, he said.

Amongst those deployed are special forces such as the Armed Squad, Intelligence and undercover officers, Counter Terrorism Unit, Female Strike Force, Special Crack Squad (operation Adaka-su), and Agro Rangers to ensure the maintenance of law and order.

Odumosu assured residents of FCT that the Command will join other sister agencies to provide security at prayer grounds all over the FCT, at motor parks, recreational centres, and other places of interest during the period.

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