Fri. Jul 12th, 2024


The Abia State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, CC Usman Ishaq Alfadarai, has charged Officers and Men of the Command to scale up security in lieu of the Easter celebrations.

In a release made available to newsmen by CSC Ndukwe Agu Egwu, Head, Public Relations Unit, after the Command’s Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting held at the NSCDC headquarters in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, CC Alfadarai, also, applauded the undercover operatives of the Corps in the State for the actionable intelligence information they have provided which has necessitated the launch of a new operation to tackle new crime dimension with a view to improving on the security of the State.

The State Commandant according to the release, stated that the Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting afforded the Command the opportunity to critically evaluate its operations in the last few months, make adjustments where necessary and or launch entirely new operations  based on available intelligence.

” This is what we have done and I am glad to announce to us that we are doing very well but there is still room for improvement. I want to assure the general public that we are fully committed to our mandate of securing lives and Critical National Assets and Infrastructure.

” The Management after the crucial Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting has concluded plans to launch a new operation which beyond the Easter festivities and its attendant security and traffic concerns will ensure safer environment for economic growth and development of the State”,  Commandant Alfadarai stated.

The Abia NSCDC Boss who further directed Area Commanders, Divisional Officers, Heads of Tactical Units to be on “ Yellow “ and ensure a hitch- free Easter Celebration in the State, stated that strategic deployments have been made with special attention to worship and event centers , Motor parks, Malls and other flashpoints.

According to the State Commandant, the action was in compliance to the directive of the Commandant General, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, to emplace necessary measures to tackle the envisaged increased pressure on security on one hand and in human and vehicular traffic on the other during the Easter celebration but insisted that personnel must be guided by global best practices in carrying out their assigned duties . 

He however warned that disciplinary measures as contained in the Corps’ Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP) would be meted out to those who may go contrary to the rules of engagement.

While felicitating with the Christian faithful as they commemorate the 2024 Easter celebration, Commandant Alfadarai enjoined them to emulate the life of sacrifice, peace and love as exemplified by Jesus Christ, adding that the period offers a time of sober reflection and prayer for God to heal our land.

He solicited the continuous support of the general public by providing useful information to enable the security agencies serve them better.

Furthermore, he assured Abia citizens and residents of adequate security of lives and property during the 2024 Easter celebrations.


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