Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC Oyo State Command has deployed two thousand five hundred personnel to all areas in the state for a crime-free Easter celebrations.
This is contained in a statement signed in Ibadan by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr. Oluwole Olusegun.
In the statement, Oyo State NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Iskilu Akinsanya stays that the deployment of the officers to all the 33 Local Government Areas and 35 LCDAs of the state became imperative so as to enable the Christian faithful to have a good festival.
Mr Akinsanya also called all Area Commanders, Divisional officers and personnel of the Corps to beef up security in their vicinity before, during and after the festive period.
Meanwhile, the commandant has directed the Disaster Management Unit to always have the command’s ambulance and personnel on highways for rescue during the celebration, the Agro Rangers squad and the Counter-Terrorism Unit have also been deployed to all the nooks and crannies of the state to prevent crime and criminality during Easter celebration.
Commandant Akinsanya urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion to be law abiding.
He also enjoined the Christian faithful to reflect on the lesson of the Passion, Suffering, Forgiveness and Love of Christ learnt during the lent and also pray for peace in our nation and success of the present government.
The Oyo State NSCDC Commandant also enjoined the general public to volunteer information to Nigeria Security and Civil Defence officers and men near to them or call the Control room on 09070473188, 09055533303 and 08077513995 whenever they suspected any strange movement or suspicious around them.