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Rivers State Commandant, NSCDC, BASIL IGWEBUEZE


 Rivers State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corpus,  NSCDC Basil Igwebueze says two thousand three hundred  personnel  have been deployed to ensure adequate security of lives and property before, during and after Easter celebration. 

Commandant Igwebueze who  assured  people of Rivers State of a peaceful and hitch-free  celebration said the officers were  drawn from Marine Unit, Arms Squad, Agro Rangers Squad, Commandant’s Quick Response Squad and Personnel from  twenty three Local Government Areas of Rivers State.

A statement  from  the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Corps,   Olufemi Ayodele noted  that all Heads of Departments, Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and Location Supervisors have been directed to ensure appropriate deployment  to strategic points to forestall any form of criminality.

“As part of our statutory duties to protect lives and property you are hereby directed to deploy your men to identified flash points, Recreational/Event Centres, Religious gatherings, Motor parks, Markets, Crowded and public gatherings were criminal minded individuals might intend to carry out their evil acts”.

“As a trained officer you are well acquainted with the trajectory of crimes and how its carried out; you know that criminals always take advantage of the festive period to carry out their illegal operations, I hereby charge you to step up your Operational Tactics and Intelligence Techniques both overt and covert on land and waterways. You are to secure all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the State without compromise “

He charged personnel to step up operational Tactics and intelligent Techniques on land and waterways to nip crimes in the bud. 

While wishing the good people of Rivers State a happy and prosperous Easter celebration, the Commandant Basil Igwebueze advised the public to be warry of unguarded statements that could trigger crisis, warning that anyone engaging in oil theft, kidnapping, abduction and other sundry crimes would not be spared. 

“Let me also advise all parents and guardians to watch over their Children most especially the Youth; because the Security Agencies are out for round the clock Patrols; however we need the support of the public through credible intelligence and information that would gear the arrest of anyone reasonably suspected to be a threat to the Peaceful coexistence of the good people of our noble state”. 

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