AWKA – (FIRC Awka Report) – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command under the leadership of the Commandant, Isdiore C. Chikere has assured the good people of the State its readiness to perform the statutory responsibility of protecting the lives and property of innocent citizens, coupled with all the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the State during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The statement signed by the the Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSC Okadigbo Edwin noted that in view of the expected increase in economic activity, movement of people as well as several church and social activities which may attract large crowds during the forthcoming festive season, the Command has put in place adequate security measures in collaboration with sister security agencies and all critical stakeholders to ensure a peaceful and orderly celebration of the yuletide season.
“Consequently, the State Commandant has ordered the deployment of one thousand, nine hundred and thirty one (1,931) officers and men drawn from the Tactical Squad, Operations Department, the Anti-Vandal Unit, the Agro-Rangers, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), the Rapid Response Unit (RRS), Special Female Squad, Chemical, Biological Radioactive Nuclear Energy Unit (CBRNE), Critical National Assets and Infrastructure Protection Department and the Department of Intelligence and Investigation for both foot and mobile patrols as well as fixed – point presence and increased – led operations across churches, event & recreational centres, motorparks, markets, identified routes and flashpoints among others,”the statement disclosed.
“Personnel deployed for this critical assignment are under strict instruction of the State Commandant to be civil, but firm in the discharge of their duties. Furthermore, the Command is prepared to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may attempt to cause breakdown of law and order before, during and after the festive period.”
The Commandantof NSCDC in Anambra State, Isidore Chikere extended his warm greetings to Christian faithfuls and other citizens in the State as they celebrate Christmas and New Year.
He equally enjoined them to cooperate with the NSCDC and other security agencies in their efforts to ensure peaceful celebrations.
He later charged them to report any suspicious persons or objects to the nearest NSCDC formation in the 21 Local Government Areas of the State or call the Command emergency phone number: 0806 676 9442.