The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has directed for the massive deployment of personnel to provide security coverage ahead of the June 12 Democracy Day Celebration in order to forestall security nationwide and to guide against the insinuation that some persons with sinister motives are planning to scuttle the celebration.
The Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu charged the operations department at the Headquarters, Zonal Commanders as well as the state commandants on the need for strategic and massive deployment of personnel to all nooks and crannies as well as locations where Critical Infrastructure and National Assets are installed.
The NSCDC Boss reiterated that Sniffer Dogs and specialised units such as SWAT, CBRN, Intelligence and Surveillance Team, Ambulances and rescue team should be deployed and station for the operation.
Gana urged officers and men deployed for the assignment to be of good ambassadors and should remain neutral, resolute and committed to the service of the Nation. He reaffirmed that the welfare of the staff is of utmost priority therefore there should be no compromise. Therefore, they should carry out their duties with high sense of credibility, integrity and diplomacy bearing in mind the motto of the Corps ‘‘Defending the Defenceless’’
The CG also called on politicians and their supporters to shun all forms of violence, thuggery and act that could lead to breach of peace as anyone caught disrupting the activities of the Democracy Day will face the wrath of the law.
He enjoined all Nigerians to pray for the country at this time, that God should guide and protect the elected leaders as they prepare to serve diligently.