The deployment covers the entire nation.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has deployed over 100,000 personnel across the country for the Eid el Kabir celebration in view of the current security threat in the country.
A statement by the corps spokesman, Okeh Emmanuel, quoted the Commandant General, Ade Abolurin, to have charged all the Zonal Commanders, State Commandants and various Sectional heads to ensure effective deployment of their personnel to “all nooks and crannies of the country including black spots where criminal elements hibernates”.
While felicitating with the Muslims, Mr Abolurin urged them to see the period as an opportunity to pray for the unity of Nigeria and to ask for forgiveness of sins as orchestrated by Holy Prophet Mohammed.
He, however assured of hitch free celebration as Corps deployment was to cover all Mosque, praying ground, strategic places that are likely to be target of attack.
“Also, apart from the regular deployment of personnel, Sniffer dogs, SWAT, Special Forces, Nuclear-Biochemical Radioactive Unit, Counter-Force and Counter Terrorism Units are to ensure that their personnel are widely deployed, ambulances are also widely deployed to strategic places in case of emergency,” the corps said.
“Our operational strategy of deployment shall leave no area uncombed, as the Corps along with other security agencies has put in place machineries to tackle every security challenges that might arise.
“Parents are henceforth, warned to caution their children and wards to desist from being used by mischief makers in carrying out their nefarious activities.”