The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command in Oyo State, has deployed 3,000 personnel to beef up security during the forthcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebration in the state.
The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr John Adewoye, disclosed this on Tuesday in Ibadan during the monthly recap of Security situation for the month of August.
Adewoye said the personnel would be deployed to the praying grounds to patrol all access roads and every part of the state for security coverage before, during, and after the Sallah.
He directed all the divisional officers in the state to see this season of celebration as a challenge and beef up security in their various divisions to ensure a hitch-free celebrations.
“NSCDC has intensified surveillance and patrol of critical infrastructures, flash spots, shopping mall, recreation centres, NNPC right of ways, and Muslim praying grounds in the state.
“The measure becomes necessary to forestall criminality and make the state crime free during the Eid-el Kabir celebration.
“Nigerians should be law abiding, imbibe and practice the lessons of faith, love and unity which is imperative to us as a nation to ensure peace, harmony and stability.’’ he said.
He implored the general public to volunteer information to the corps in their neighborhood or calls these numbers; 09055533301, 09055533303, whenever they suspect any strange movement.