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Eid-el-Fitr: Osun NSCDC deploys 1,500 personnel

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Osun State has revealed that 1,500 personnel will be mobilised for the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

This deployment was revealed by the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Michael Adaralewa in a statement issued by Kehinde Adeleke, its spokesperson on Monday.

The Command, while urging Muslim faithful across the country to be watchful, also called for imbibing the culture of moderation and celebration within the confines of the law.

He also revealed that the personnel were drawn from a special female squad, swift action response, anti-vandalism unit, armed squad, crisis management, intelligence and surveillance unit, anti-kidnapping and cultism unit for overt and covert operations for adequate security of lives and property.

Adaralewa while charging the personnel to work with sister agencies in the state and discharge their duties with diligence and a high level of professionalism, added that patrol teams would cover the state while some personnel would be deployed to strategic locations.

These locations, he said included; praying grounds, recreation centres, malls, marketplaces and critical national assets which will be secured before, during and after the celebrations.

“The 1,500 personnel were drawn from a special female squad, swift action response, anti-vandalism unit, armed squad, crisis management, intelligence and surveillance unit, anti-kidnapping and cultism unit for overt and covert operations for adequate security of lives and property.

“I charge you to work in synergy with other sister agencies in the state and discharge your duties with diligence and a high level of professionalism for a hitch-free celebration.

“The patrol team would cover the state while some personnel would be deployed to strategic locations, also praying grounds, recreation centres, malls, market places, critical national assets will be secured before, during and after the celebrations.”

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The Osun NSCDC boss also called on members of the public to report suspicious movements and persons in their environment to the nearest security agency.

He urged the Muslim faithful to use this period to pray for peace, stability and progress in the country.

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