EID-EL-FITR: NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS BEEF UP SECURITY, DEPLOY 30,000 PERSONNEL TO SECURE MOSQUES, PRAYER GROUNDS, FLASHPOINTS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps’s Armed Squad

PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

LEADERSHIP
August 7, 2013

Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations which marks the end of Ramadan, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) has beefed up security around mosques, Eid-praying grounds, crisis-prone areas and critical infrastructure of government against terrorists attacks during the Sallah celebration.

The Commandant-General, Ade Abolurin who congratulated the Muslim faithful on the successful completion of the Ramadan fast, urged those residing in areas known as hotbeds of insecurity to be security-conscious. He added that his organisation had made necessary arrangements to guarantee a hitch–free celebration.

The Corps, in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Emmanuel Okeh, explained that the drastic move was borne out of the fact that barely three months after the country, especially the North-East experienced relative peace, with the areas getting back to business, gunmen had renewed their reign of terror and bloodshed, leaving several people dead and many others critically injured.

The statement warned that worshippers could only go to the mosques with their Qu’ran and praying mats, as items other than the aforementioned would be considered security risk.

The statement added that to adequately secure the country for a hitch-free Eid-el-fitri celebration, 30 thousand officers and men of the Corps , sniffer dogs and other vital security gadgets had been deployed across the nation, adding that emphasis would be towards strengthening surveillance and vehicular patrol.

The security outfit, also advised parents to provide guides to their little/underage children during the celebration to prevent cases of missing children usually experienced during festive periods.

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8 Responses to EID-EL-FITR: NIGERIA SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORPS BEEF UP SECURITY, DEPLOY 30,000 PERSONNEL TO SECURE MOSQUES, PRAYER GROUNDS, FLASHPOINTS AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

  1. Henry says:

    Un-related.

    Has the nigerian army adopted the Tavor-21 for her special forces units? I’ve seen 2 different photos(un-related individuals) of a nigerian SF personnel clutching the Tavor-21. Excerpt if there were navy commandos in both instances, it seems the army is gradually adopting the tavor-21 too.

  2. jimmy says:

    Happy EID to all my MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS:)

    • Obix says:

      Yeah! A happy Eid El-Fitr celebration to our muslim compatriots! My dear muslim bloggers, i’m waiting for an invitation to a salah ram feast!🙂

  3. beegeagle says:

    BARKA DA SALLAH to all muslim Beegeagle’s Bloggers. You have finished the race. Rejoice and celebrate🙂

    That said, I really wonder how many chaps there are in the NSCDC cos last Xmas they also put 60,000 men to work during the festivities?

  4. demola says:

    i forsee a move by the decision makers(mod, moi) to either redesignate and reposition the nscdc as a national gaurd/territorial army or gradually absorb all the civil defenders into Na.
    The nscdc is of 300000 in size, there training of 4months(plus 1 month urban warfare/coin training) is just 2 months short of NA basic training.
    You would recall that they underwent the same coin training with solgiers at kachia and jaji from which even the police was excluded. I was also surprised when it was disclosed that some of thier officers have undergone 6 months training in training at pakistan and isreal.

  5. demola says:

    @henry maybe it’s the new 101batalion.

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