Yuletide: NSCDC Deploys 1700 Tactical Personnel across Ondo

Yuletide: NSCDC Deploys 1700 Tactical Personnel across Ondo

Fidelis David in Akure

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, Ondo Command, has deployed 1700 tactical personnel within Ondo State, to ensure a crime-free yuletide season.

The State Commandant of the corps, Engr. Olatundun Olayinka who stated this on Monday, at a strategic meeting with Area Commanders and Divisional officers, said the measure was to secure the state before, during and after the yuletide season.

Olayinka said the command under his watch has deployed counter terrorism personnel to troubled spots, anti-vandal units, agro rangers, mines and steel, anti-human trafficking and disaster management teams amongst others to collaborate with the Rapid Response Squad in securing worship centres, recreational centres, market places and malls.

“The motorized unit will patrol the streets and provide tactical assistance to the units at the already identified black spots.

“For effective and seamless security coverage, the corps has also formed a joint task force with the military, police, the correctional service and Ondo State Security Network (Amotekun) who are strategically positioned within Akure metropolis.”

Olatundun said the deployment is in line with the resolve of the command to ensure a peaceful environment as there will be influx of people into the state thereby increasing economic activities and social vices.

Further according to him, “Our top priority is to protect lives and all critical national assets and infrastructure in and around the state. We shall deploy all proactive measures to ensure adequate maintenance of law and order.

“Security is a collective duty; we need to encourage the civil populace to give us actionable and timely information as they are stakeholders and part of the security architecture of the state.”

The NSCDC commandant reiterated the need for proactiveness in the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure of government within the state.

Reading a riot act to the Area Commanders and Divisional officers, the Commandant said Divisional officers will be held responsible for any security breach within their domain as excuses will not be tolerated.

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