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Christmas: Ondo NSCDC deploys 1700 tactical personnel

By Tola Gbadamosi

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Ondo Command has deployed 1700 tactical personnel within the State to ensure a crime free yuletide season.

The State Commandant, Olatundun Olayinka made this statement at a strategic meeting with Area Commanders and Divisional officers to reiterate the need for proactiveness in the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure  government within the State.

Olatundun said “the deployment was in line with  the resolve of the command to ensure a peaceful environment as there will be influx of people into the state thereby increasing economic activities and social vices.

Our top priority is to protect lives and all critical national assets and infrastructure in and around the state. We shall deploy all measures to ensure adequate maintenance of law and order.

Security is a collective duty, we need to encourage the civil populace to give us actionable and timely information as they are stakeholders and part of the security architecture of the state.

It was gathered that for effective and seamless Security coverage, the Corps has also formed a joint task force with the military, the police, the correctional service and Ondo state security network(Amotekun) who are strategically positioned within Akure metropolis.

With the aim to secure the state before, during and after the yuletide season, the command has also  deployed Counter Terrorism personnel to troubled spots, Anti-vandal unit, Agro Rangers , Mines and Steel, Anti-human trafficking and Disaster Management amongst others  to collaborate with Rapid Response Squad in securing worship centres, recreational centres, market places and malls.

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The meeting was followed by  reading of riot act to the Area Commanders and Divisional officers, the Commandant said Divisional officers will be held responsible for any security breach within their domain as excuses will not be tolerated.

The motorized unit will patrol the streets and provide tactical assistance to the units at the already identified black spots.

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