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Osun NSCDC deploys 2,350 personnel for Eid-el-Kabir, assures water tight security arrangement

Osun NSCDC deploys 2,350 personnel for Eid-el-Kabir, assures water tight security arrangement

By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Nigeria Security and Civil and Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command, has deployed 2,350 personnel for a robust security arrangement across Osun state, to ensure safety of lives and property, during and after this year’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The State Commandant, Michael Adaralewa while addressing the management team and Tactical Commanders at the State headquarters in Osogbo, ahead of the deployment said, all hands must be on deck to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents of the state and visitors at large.

According to him, Osun State is going to witness an influx of people, we have deployed massively to strategic locations and we have identified some blackspots, the deployment covers both overt and covert operations in the state. The team comprised of Special Armed squad, Female Armed Squad, Anti-Kidnapping, Anti-Cultism, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Explosive unit, Special Weapon and Tactical team, Counter Terrorism and Disaster Management.

Commandant Adaralewa also made it known that, the deployment covers public places, such as markets, praying grounds, recreational centres, motor parks, shopping malls among others. while stressing that protection of Critical National Asssets and Infrastructure is very sacrosanct.

The Commandant who assured members of the public, that all necessary measures have been put in place to have a hitch free celebration revealed that the operational teams would be on constant patrol across the state to ensure that, criminally minded people do not operate during and after the celebration.

He also enjoined members of the public to celebrate within the confines of the law. “Be watchful and report suspicious movements to nearest security agency for immediate action” Commandant Adaralewa said.

While felicitating muslim faithful on the celebration of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, he encouraged them to propagate peace, demonstrate love, forgiveness and tolerance by promoting harmonious co-existence in the state, irrespective of religious inclinations. He urged those who intend to travel for the celebration to avoid over speeding and night travels.

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