In a bid to beef security and ensure a crime free yuletide season, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo Command has deployed 1750 of its personnel for adequate security across the State.
This information was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Daniel Aidamenbor on Monday and made available to newsmen.
The statement stated that the State Commandant, Hammed Abodunrin while giving the assurance of adequate security during and after the yuletide celebration, warned personnel against all forms of unprofessional conduct in the discharge of their duties.
Abodunrin declared total clampdown on all hoodlums, vandals and perpetrators of crime within the state.
He directed further that the Corps’ Counter Terrorism Unit, Agro Rangers Squad, Intelligence and Investigation team, Rapid Response Squad, the Armed Squad and the Special Female Squad to identify hot spots to make the celebration a hitch-free one.
The Command helmsman said, “By virtue of Section 14(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government and this will be pursued with all vigour.
He however, noted that we cannot leave security in the hands of government alone, and charged every resident of the state to be security conscious and also provide prompt information to security agencies.
While wishing the Christians a blissful celebration, the commandant advised all residents to celebrate with moderation and love for others.
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ondo State Command says it has deployed no fewer than 670 personnel, three ambulances, two bikes and 12 patrol vehicles to ensure free flow of traffic during yuletide season in the state.
Ezekiel SonAllah, State Sector Commander of FRSC made the disclosure in Akure while speaking with the newsmen on level of the command preparedness for the 2021 operation zero tolerance special patrol.
SonAllah, who explained that the deployment was to ensure free flow of traffic and zero crashes on highway said that all the personnel and logistics would be on road till Jan 15, 2022.
“We have started public enlightenment and there is synergy operation with other sister agencies to have free flow traffic yuletide season celebration.
“So, we have deployed 454 regular marshals, 216 special marshals and in term of logistics, we have also deployed 12 patrol vehicles, two bikes and three ambulances.
“Also, there will be 24hrs standby rescue and recovery services of our ambulances and 24hrs intelligence operation of personnel to give situation report where to deploy more men to across the highways.
“For now, those being deployed will cover Ikare-Akoko axis up to Owena, Ajibanidele down to Ore, Ondo town and other strategic areas that we have mapped out”, he said.
The sector commander said that FRSC had reiterated its commitment on the enforcement of over loading especially during the yuletide season, saying any motorists caught would be prosecuted by mobile court.
“So, people should do the needful because road traffic crashes doesn’t want to know your name, tribe, religions, level of your education but what is simply understand is your ability to obey traffic rules and regulations.
“Whoever violate traffic rules and convicted would be taking to prison because there is ongoing mobile court now for speedy trial of road traffic offenders in the state is not like business as usual.
“So people must exercise patience and cultivate discipline whenever they are on wheel to avoid crashes”, he warned.