The Akwa Ibom State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps said it has deployed 1000 armed and regular personnel in the state for a hitch-free celebration of Eld-el-Kabir.
It could be recalled that the Federal government had announced that Tuesday and Wednesday next week should be observed as public holiday in the country to commemorate the 2021 Eld-el-Kabir.
In a statement signed by the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Ukeme Umana and made available to journalists on Saturday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, the command urged the people of Akwa Ibom State to remain law abiding and vigilant.
He however disclosed that the operatives have been deployed to strategic locations including recreational centres, mosques and critical national and state assets.
The statement added that the Commandant, Abidemi Majekodunmi, urged members of the public to be alert and report every suspicious movement of persons to security agencies before, during and after the festive period.
He also charged the operatives to be proactive and vigilant on their duties.
The commandant according to the statement, wished all Muslim faithfuls a happy and successful Eld-el-Kabir celebration.
The statement read thus, “The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Akwa Ibom State Command has deployed 1000 armed and regular personnel to earn a hitch-free Eld-El-Kabir celebration around some strategic locations such as recreational centers, Mosque, Critical and National assets, etc in the state.
“Commandant Abidemi Majekodunmi has directed that personnel must be proactive in their duty posts.
“The State Commandant has requested that the general public should be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to security agencies.
“Commandant Majekodunmi wishes all Muslim ummahs a wonderful id- Kabir celebration.”