The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, Mr Agboola Sunday has directed Area Commanders and Divisional Officers across the state to identify strategic and vulnerable points in the state and deploy massively to ensure adequate security of lives and property before, during and after the yuletide. 

A statement signed by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Osun State, Miss Kehinde Adeleke, says Mr Agboola Sunday gave the marching order during December strategic monthly meeting with Area Commanders and Divisional Officers.

He pointed out that the end of the year period usually witnessed lots of criminal activities, hence, the need for all personnel to be on their toes in order to smoke out criminally–minded people who are hell-bent on frustrating the peace and tranquillity enjoyed by the residents of Osun State.

The Osun NSCDC boss, therefore, instructed the Area Commanders to make sure that their deployment covered all recreation centres, worship centres, shopping malls, motor parks, critical national assets and infrastructure. 

He noted that patrol teams and surveillance squads would be fully deployed throughout the period of celebrations, so all citizens can rest assured of the security of their lives and property. 

Mr Agboola further charged the personnel to strengthen their leadership capacity and operational strategies in order to be able to deal with various crimes associated with the end of the year.

While commending the officers for their resilience in fighting crime and criminalities during the outgoing year, Mr  Agboola urged them to tackle crimes and all threats to national security head-on. 

He advised personnel to justify the trust reposed in the Corps by members of the public.

‘Be reminded of the prevailing challenges facing the country, therefore, there is a need for you to work very hard so as to assist the system in achieving a secured and safe society,” Agboola said.

He also appealed to members of the public to assist security agencies by providing intelligence that could lead to the arrest of men of the underworld.  “Security is everybody’s business, be security conscious and when you suspect strange faces and movement in your environment, report to the nearest security agency,” Mr Agboola said.

The Commandant, hereby, on behalf of the entire officers and men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command heartily rejoiced with all Christians in the state as they celebrate this year’s Christmas

He encouraged them to propagate peace, demonstrate love, forgive one another and be tolerant, as this is the only means of promoting harmonious coexistence with fellow citizens irrespective of religion, ethnicity or political inclinations.

Adenitan Akinola

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