Easter celebration: Osun NSCDC deploys 1,200 personnel to tighten security

NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has deployed not less than 1,200 personnel across all the local government areas in this state to ensure adequate security is provided for the residents of the state during and after the Easter celebrations.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Corps II, Olabisi, disclosed this on behalf of Emmanuel Ocheja, the Osun state Commandant.

He said the state Command has already put measures in place to tighten security formations and crime deterrence techniques to ensure a crime-free Easter festivities in the state.

The Command also said detectives are already placed on the major roads across the state while emphasising patrol teams and supervision squads will provide safety in public places and entertainment centers.

News Digest earlier reported that youths in the State took to the streets demanding the removal of the state Police Commissioner, Wale Olokode.

This call for his dismissal came at the heels of the death of a young man, Abiola, who was whisked away by the police two weeks ago and died after he was shot during a search by the officers.

The Civil Defence Command, however, urged personnel to exhibit an elevated degree of professionalism while carrying out their duties and pleaded to members of the public to be fair in their celebration.

While calling on unethical individuals in the state to amend as the command will arrest and charge whoever is intended on disturbing the peace of the state, members of the public were urged to be security-conscious and give useful information to the NSCDC about unusual activities they noticed in their communities.

The NSCDC boss rejoiced with Christians, as well as charged them to imbibe the lessons of the crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, and also pray for Osun state and the nation at large.

Meanwhile, INEC has released the list of qualified candidates and political parties, ahead of the 2022 gubernatorial election.

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