By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
As this year’s Easter celebration is around the corner, the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 2,500 personnel to maintain law and order throughout the festive period in and across the state.
The command in a statement issued and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oluwole Olusegun expressed its determination towards ensuring adequate security during and after the Easter celebrations.
Oyo State NSCDC command in the statement said “Security of live and properties of the citizens of Oyo state is not negotiable”.
“Security of live and properties of the citizens of Oyo State is not negotiable 2,500 personnel are deployed to maintain law and order throughout the Easter period in the state”, it said.
The statement stressed further that the Oyo State commandant of Nigeria security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. John Adewoye during the evaluation of first quarter security reports of all Area commands and Divisions in the state “ordered the 33 divisional officers and 35 LCDA’s DO’s to be more proactive throughout the celebration by deploying their personnel at all the sensitive areas such as churches, parks, playing ground, recreation centers and all federal government infrastructures including NNPC right of ways.”
The Commandant while urging Nigerians irrespective of their religion to be law abiding during the Easter celebrations and beyond, tasked Christians faithfuls to reflect on essence of death, lesson of passion, suffering, forgiveness, love of Christ and resurrection of Christ learnt during the lenten season also pray for peace in our nation and successful transition of power to incoming government in Oyo state on May 29.
“Commandant Adewoye admonished the general public to always give adequate and timely information to the Nigeria security and civil Defence corps by calling the control rooms 09055565033, 09055565020, 07089419444”.
According to the statement, the Commandant also advised the public to be vigilant and to report any unusual movement or gathering in their environments during the festive period to the Nigeria security and civil Defence corps and other security agencies in the state.