The State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp (NSCDC) in Rivers state, Muktar Lawal has deployed 1,050 personnel of the command ahead of the EID-EL Fitr celebration.
This follows the recent development in the corps, in preparation ahead of the Eid-el-fitr celebration.
The development was on the backdrop of the need to beef up security ahead of the celebration and to tackle the growing insecurity in the state.
In a statement by the state commandant Muktar Lawal signed by the spokesperson of Rivers state, Oguntuase Michael, said the personnel are to ensure law and order is maintained around the prayer/worship grounds, recreational centres, shopping centres, market places and other oil installations in the state.
It is hoped that with these measures put in place and the imposed curfew by the state government, there will be a peaceful Eid-el-fitr celebration in the state.
The commandant hereby warns any person or group of persons intending to to disrupt the celebration in the state to desist from such, because the command is poised to give stiff resistance to such acts.
“The command wishes to celebrate with our Muslim faithful a peaceful Eid-el-fitr in Rivers State”
“We appealed to the resident of the state to maintain peace and be law abiding before and after the celebrations”
He however advice the good people of the state to go about their lawful businesses without fear while maintaining the order of the curfew.
He however wishes all the Muslim faithful a happy and hitches free Eid-el-fitr celebration.
“We also advice residents of rivers state to be law abiding as they go about the legal businesses without fear of molestation even as they adhere to the curfew time”