Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, will deploy 1500 personnel to compliment efforts of other security agencies in providing security across the sixteen local governments of the state for the Christmas and New year celebrations.
The NSCDC Commandant in the State, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, disclosed this in a statement signed by the spokesman of the command in Ilorin, Babawale Zaid Afolabi and made available to newsmen on Monday.
“The State Commandant, Iskilu Ayinla Makinde has directed the deployment of 1500 officers and men, drawn from intelligence and investigations department, anti-vandal, counter terrorism, operation harmony and armed squad units who will be joined by regular officers from all the divisional offices and outposts across the 16 local government areas of the state,” Babawale disclosed.
He said there will be 24 hours surveillance and patrols at all the locations of government critical infrastructures and national assets across the state, while all the identified flashpoints will also be well secured.
“Officers will be deployed to the airport, train stations, pipelines and borders as well as all flashpoints across the state.”
The Commandant attributed the relative peace being enjoyed in the state to the collaborative efforts of all the security agencies and total support of the state government.
He, however, reiterated that no stone will be left unturned by the agency in order to ensure peace and security before, during and after the festive period.
“The patrol teams of operation harmony, armed squad and counter terrorism units will be readily available to respond promptly to distress calls from members of the public and they could be reached on the following phone numbers; 09073371297,08062254163”, the spokesman stated.
The Commandant wished all Christians and the entire people of the state a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance.