Easter Celebration: Osun NSCDC Deploys 1520 Personnel, Calls On Residents For Security Consciousness

The Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, Michael Adaralewa Ph.D. has given a marching order to Area Commanders and Divisional officers in all local governments and area commands across Osun State to deploy effective operational teams for constant patrol of every nook and cranny of the state to ensure criminally minded people do not have a hiding place to operate before, during and after this year’s Easter celebration.

A press release on Wednesday, 27th March 2024 signed by the Civil Defence PRO, Osun State Command, ASC Kehinde Adeleke, said that a total number of 1,520 personnel have been deployed for covert and overt operation. The team which comprised of the State Command Tactical Teams such as: Counter Terrorism Unit, Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Special Armed Squad, Female Armed Squad, Disaster Management Unit and Chemical, Biological, Radiological Nuclear and Explosive Unit. In addition to providing security for citizens and residents of the state the deployed teams would also protect critical national asset in the state.

“Officers shall be deployed to public places, worship centres, recreation centres, shopping malls, identified criminal’s hideouts and would discharge their duties with respect to fundamental human rights,” Commandant Adaralewa said.

The State Commandant who enjoined the personnel to work in synergy with other sister agencies for a hitch fee celebration said security of people is very sacrosant and, therefore, the personnel of the Corps must be on their toes to protect lives and property of the citizens at all times.

Commandant Adaralewa urged members of the public to celebrate within the confines of the law, be watchful, imbibe the culture of moderation during this period and report suspicious movement and persons to the nearest security agency for immediate action.

While wishing them a happy celebration, the State Commandant called on Christian faithful to practice all the good teachings that the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has taught them while calling on those who intend to travel for the celebration to avoid overspeeding and night travels.