By David Fidelis, Akure
The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, has deployed 1,855 personnel for provision of adequate security before, during and after the Eid el Fitri celebration in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations officer, DSC Olufemi Omole .
The State Commandant of the NSCDC, Eweka Edenabu Douglas urged his men to be conscious of all identified flash points in the state
He further charged them to respect the fundamental human rights of citizens and to always adhere to the rules of engagement while discharging their duties.
Douglas affirmed that the State Command is in absolute compliance with the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi in his vision to enhance qualitative service delivery by officers and men of the Corps, training and retraining excercise.
The command’s helmsman added that officers and men at the local government level have been duly briefed on the need to be proactive in gathering credible intelligence for the prompt intervention of the Command Patrol Team.
He said the tactical departments and units of the command; the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure Unit, Counter Terrorist Unit, Intelligence and Investigation Unit, Agro Rangers Squad, Anti-human Trafficking, Illegal Migration and Gender Unit, are all on ground to provide adequate security during and after the Salah celebration.
The State Commandant enjoined the Ondo State public to comply with the new directive of the Federal Government on Covid-19.
While wishing the Muslim faithful a happy Eid el Fitri; Douglas congratulated Muslim brothers and sisters for the successful completion of Ramadan Fasting.
He encouraged all Nigerians to “intensify prayers on the security challenges of the nation, urging members of the public to give prompt and sustained information to the Command as this would assist to nip in the bud, any act of criminality”.