By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has deployed 3,000 personnel to beef up the security level in Abuja, the nation’s capital city during the period of Eid el-Fitr celebrations, and even beyond.
Making this disclosure, Commandant Matthias Ohiemi explained that the trained officers were deployed to strategic places, in order to enhance security in the Territory.
He said: “It’s no gain saying that the crime rate in the entire nation is on the rise, it is therefore the responsibility of the security agents to improve on security strategies so as to checkmate the activities of criminals and hoodlums in the Territory.
“It is on this note that we have deployed 3,000 trained officers to strategic places in the Federal Capital to strategically enhance security in such places and the FCT as a whole”.
The Commandant assured of the selfless discharge of duty of his officers and men in order to keep the people and the territory secured.
He therefore urged the citizens to go about their duties and businesses, ensuring total compliance to rules and regulations; obeying traffic orders, living in peace harmony and decorum.
He also called on the general public to work hand-in-hand with the NSCDC and other security agencies by providing necessary information that will help ease up discharge of duties.
While wishes everyone a peaceful Eid celebrations, the NSCDC boss said: “Security is everyone’s business”.