The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has assured residents of the state of adequate security before, during and after the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Speaking at the Command’s headquarters, Iyaganku Ibadan while giving operational order to all Area Commanders and Divisional officer in the Command in order to ensure adequate protection of lives and property of the members of the public, the State Commandant, John Adewoye disclosed that no fewer than 3,500 personnel will be deployed to ensure a hitch-free holiday.
According to the NSCDC boss, the deployed personnel include regular and undercover officers who are assigned on 24hours surveillance and intensive patrol.
He assures that all the tourist and recreational centres, churches and all the entrances to the state will be well protected by the armed men along with sniffer dogs.
The commandant however advised the general public to supply NSCDC and other security agencies with adequate information to curb crime during the celebration noting that the emergency phone lines of the Corps will be available for the members of the public. The numbers include: 090555533301 or 09055533303.
He urged Nigerians to pray for love, peace and unity of the country, advising parents to warn their children against the use of fire crackers during the season to prevent fire outbreak.