Easter: NSCDC task personnel to be effective, rigorous in patrol

Awka, April 6, 2023: The Officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been directed to embark on effective and rigorous patrol during the Easter festivities.

Mr. Isdore Chikere, Commandant, NSCDC, Anambra State gave the directive while addressing 1077 officers and men of his command deployed for Easter security operations on Thursday in Awka.

Chikere charged his men,to pay special attention to places of worship, recreational areas, and places with high concentration of people.

According to him, the officers and men were drawn from Operations Department, Rapid Response Squad, Counter Terrorism Unit, Disaster Management Unit, Investigation and Intelligence Department

Others departments where officers and men were included; Chemical Biological Radioactive Nuclear & Energy Unit, Critical National Assets & Infrastructure Protection Unit(CNAI), Anti-vandalism Unit and the Special female squad

Chikere urged his men to adhere to Easter Celebration Operational order put in place by the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Abubakar Audi.

“You have to be professional, diligent and discharge your duties with tact and high sense of responsibility during the period,” he said.

Chikere urged all Area Commanders, and Divisional Officers to embark on effective and rigorous patrol of their respective areas of responsibility in order to safeguard lives and properties.

“n addition to protecting all Critical National Asset and Infrastructure within their domain, you must embark on rigorous patrol,” he said.

He appealed to residents of the State to cooperate with NSCDC and other security agencies to ensure adequate security arrangements.

“Take advantage of the period to seek divine intervention in the affairs of the nation, and take a cue from the supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ by eschewing all forms of political, social and religious violence and vices”, he advised.

Chikere who urged members of the public to go about their lawful businesses without apprehension of fear or molestation, however released the following GSM numbers for people to call in event of any security challenges: 08066769442, 08036172748, 08035913830,

08036086018, and 08035406492


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