By Charles Nwabardi
The protection of life and property is the watch word and the passion of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The Corps resilience and proactive nature to combat crime and Criminality is second to noon.
 This is why the Delta State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Akinsanya Iskilu Abiodun is deploying a total of 1,981 personnel to provide adequate security coverage and protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure before, during and after the public holidays and the SALLAH celebrations.
The Commandant stated that the personnel have been strategically positioned in place of worship, public buildings, recreational parks, markets, motor parks etc to provide adequate security coverage, and to gather first hand informations from the public on anyone who intend to cause public unrest and to forestall any resultant effects.
The State Commandant of the NSCDC Akinsanya I.A. who approved the deployment stated that Delta State is a very sensitive State in the Nation. It is a transient routes to many parts of the country. It also hosts many of the multinational companies and oil rich state in the Country.
“To this effect we are deploying 1,981 personnel to secure all life and government critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the State before, during and after the celebrations.
The NSCDC Boss maintained that the personnel were drafted from the Tactical Squad, the Anti-Vandal Unit, the Agro-Rangers, Counter Terrorism Unit CTU, the Rapid Respond Unit, Operations Dept, the Snipper Combatant(Female Squad) and the Department of Intelligence and Investigation (DII)
The Commandant therefore, directed all Area Commander’s, Divisional Officers, Component Commander’s and the Squadron Leaders to supervise and monitor the deployed officers to operate within the extant laws and discharge their duty with professionalism in line with international best practices and standard.
 He urged all Deltans to be resolute and law abiding citizens and go about their legitimate business without fear of molestation. He charged them to say something when they see something that their identity will not be disclosed.
Meanwhile, the Commandant seized the opportunity to call on parents and guidance to watch over their wards during the long public holiday and monitor their activities, the friends they keep, the things they do, watch, and as well the places they go to in order not to be involved or lured into crime. He also admonished all Muslim faithful to show love to one another, that with genuine love and sacrifice, Nigeria will be great again if love leads.

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