BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN, Kaduna
Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations which forms part of activities marking the end of Ramadan fast, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defece Corps (NSCDC) said to be able to maintain surveillance on critical infrastructure and National Assets as required of the Corps, the command has concluded plans to ensure massive deployment of no fewer than 3,000 personnel across the State.
This is just as has Kaduna residents and members of the public have been called upon to ensure vigilance and report any suspected acts, movement and persons.
State Commandant of the Corps, Alhaji Modu Bunu who made the call explained that the action has become necessary in view of some security challenges bedeviling the State.
He expressed worry over the nefarious and inhuman activities of some unscrupulous persons who insist and have indulged in abduction of persons for ransom in spite of security measures put in place.
Bunu cautioned residents on anything that may expose them to security risks, noting the display of material wealth on social media, travelling at odd hours when it is not necessary and isolation as some acts that should be controlled.
The number comprises both those to perform covert and overt operations so as to ensure peace and order before, during and after the festivity. He commended the critical role of traditional rulers, opinion leaders and all those who collaborate with the Corps, urging them to maintain the synergy currently enjoyed in order to ensure sustainable peace and development.
While calling on all to ensure peaceful co-existence and tolerance irrespective of all differences, the commandant felicitates with the State Government and all the good people of the State on the successful completion of Ramadan fast and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
The Corps as he noted would collaborate with other security agencies and will not allow anything that would destroy the peace efforts put in place by the State Government.