The FCT Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Patrick Ukpan has deployed 3000 personnel to critical places in the FCT, in order to enhance security throughout the period.
Also, the FCT-NSCDC boss revealed that the Corp has increased its patrols and surveillance, in order to provide tighten protection across the nation’s capital especially places like worship centres, parks, recreation centres, including Kaduna, Kogi road,Nasarawa and Niger Expressways amongst several other places.
This was contained in a statement signed and made available to Peoples Daily, by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Akinbinu David.
It added that the FCT Command’s Armed Squad are on the alert to provide extra security and Disaster and emergency units are also on standby to provide first hand assistance and to respond aptly in case of emergencies.
According to the statement, the Commandant noted that festive periods are often times when crimes are on the increase, and criminals are at their best, hence the decision to beef up security measures in the FCT.
He therefore assured the FCT residents to fully participate in the celebrations, having nothing to worry about as NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies are working together to ensure a safe and peaceful celebrations.
He equally urged the residents to be vigilant, obey rules and order, not to indulge in any kind of antisocial activities.
“Don’t drink and drive, obey traffic rules and please reporting every unusual and suspected act or individual to the nearest security post.
“I wish every one a very happy christmas and a prosperous new year”, the statement quoted the commandant.