CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS: Abia NSCDC reassures residents of adequate security
…Deploys personnel to strategic locations
By Our Reporter
Ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Abia State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has reassured residents of adequate security of lives and property before, during and after the celebrations.
The State Commandant, Muhammad Hassan Sanyinna gave the reassurance, Tuesday, shortly after a crucial meeting with Heads of Departments/Units, Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and Heads of Tactical Teams at the Command Headquarters in Umuahia, as contained in a press release signed on behalf of the State Commandant and made available to newsmen in Umuahia by Sc Ndukwe Agu Egwu, CDPRO Abia State Command.
According to the release, Commandant Muhammad maintained that the crucial meeting became necessary to review earlier strategies and make adjustments where necessary to tackle crimes in the state as well as emplace measures to contain the pressures usually associated with the yuletide.
While addressing the Commanders of the Command’s specialized Units, Commandant Muhammad said, “You are already aware that this season usually comes with increased pressure on security and traffic. You are therefore to carefully monitor the prevalent crimes in your locations, its dynamics and remain on full security alert to nip them in the bud and ensure a hitch free celebration”.
He cautioned his Personnel against any form of laxity and unprofessional conduct in carrying out this crucial assignment.
“This strategic deployment is in strict compliance to the directives of the Commandant General – Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni OFR to ensure the protection of lives and Critical National Assets and Infrastructures of government. This assignment must therefore be carried out to the later without compromise to international best practices”, he further stated.
While also thanking God for the relative peace in the state, the Abia NSCDC Boss observed that the synergy and collaboration among security agencies had contributed immensely to that and restated the readiness of his Command to work closely with sister security agencies, adding that there was no alternative to effective synergy in combating crimes.
Commandant Muhammad, according to the release stated that strategic deployment has been made across the length and breath of the state with special attention to worship and Events Centers, government Installations, Motor Parks, Markets and Malls while motorized patrols have been stepped up to accommodate other soft targets/ blacks spots.
He therefore advised the general public to remain vigilant and report suspicious movements to the nearest security formation as security remains the business of all.
Meanwhile, the State Commandant while wishing Christian faithful in the state a peaceful celebration, has called on the residents to remain law abiding to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
About 970 personnel were deployed for the yuletide duty.