On Monday, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kaduna Command announced that during this festive season, it would deploy over 2000 personnel to various strategic locations throughout the state's 23 Local Government Areas.
In a press release to the media on Monday, DSC Badamasi Babangida, the command's public relations officer, explained that the officers who would be deployed would guard national assets during the Christmas and New Year's celebrations.
He claimed that they would also defend locals' lives from terrorist and criminal attacks before, during, and after the new year's celebration.
Idris Yahaya Adah, the state commandant of the NSCDC, gave residents of the state the responsibility to always report any suspicious criminal activity in their neighborhood, and further assured residents of the state that their lives and property are safe because NSCDC officers are always on the scene to protect them, according to him.
The Command is requesting that all state citizens support our efforts by providing us with useful information on individuals, acts, and incidents that could impede peaceful Christmas and New Year celebrations. He spoke
“We have deployed 4,000 personnel, made up of officers and men, in the state during the festive period to checkmate criminal activities before, during, and after the yuletide period,” Commandant Adah said.
He added that the officers would be sent to every corner of the state, noting that they would be responsible for clearing out criminals from Kaduna State and its surroundings during that time.
We “won't give up on our effort to justify the confidence reposed in us in the protection of lives and properties, but we cannot achieve it alone, just as we needed public support so that together, we chase criminals out of Kaduna”
In this difficult time, routine patrols and surveillance have increased, and the statement urged law-abiding citizens to take advantage of these opportunities to clear suspected locations of criminal elements.