By Rasheedah Makinde

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Oyo State Command has deployed 2,500 personnel for the Easter celebrations across the state. 

This is contained in a statement signed in Ibadan by the Oyo State NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Mr Samuel Opebiyi. 

According to the statement, the deployment of personnel to various key areas, such as motor parks, churches, amusement centres, and critical infrastructure, is part of the command’s concerted efforts to proactively mitigate potential cases of insurgency, kidnapping, and attacks on vulnerable citizens.

The statement indicates that the NSCDC through its Commandant in the state, Mr Augustine Padonu has reinforced security measures to ensure a smooth and secure celebration during Easter. 

It adds that the command also deployed the specialized Counterterrorism Unit of the command to carry out rigorous surveillance operations across the state, ensure the safety of the public and swift response to any security threat that may arise. 

 “Furthermore, the Disaster Management Unit of the Oyo State Command has been deployed to address any emergencies that may occur during the Easter period”. 

“This unit is well-trained and equipped to handle various disaster scenarios promptly, ensuring the safety and welfare of the citizens. Speaking about the deployment, the State Commandant emphasized the NSCDC’s commitment to maintaining public safety and security.”

“The deployment of 2,500 personnel across strategic locations is a proactive measure to ensure the security of our citizens during the Easter period. We are fully committed to mitigating any potential security challenges and preempting any untoward incidents through actionable intelligence.”

“The Counterterrorism Unit and Disaster Management Unit have been deployed to provide swift responses and address emergencies promptly.” 

Commandant Padonu also urged the public to cooperate with the NSCDC personnel and promptly report any suspicious activities or security concerns to the nearest security agencies.

The statement assures the citizens of the NSCDC’s readiness to protect lives and property, emphasizing that security remains a collective responsibility. 

 “The State Commandant concluded by expressing his confidence in the ability of the deployed personnel to fulfil their duties diligently and efficiently.” 

He encouraged citizens to celebrate Easter with peace of mind, knowing that adequate security measures were in place.

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