By Aminu Garko
Minna – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Niger has deployed 1,250 armed personnel to provide security at public places during and after Easter celebrations in the state.
The state’s Corps Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Tuesday.
He said that some of the personnel would be deployed to places of worship, motor parks and recreation centres for build-up of security situation in the state.
“We have taken various security measures that will enable residents observe the festivities in a peaceful atmosphere without threat to lives and property,’’ Ayuba said.
He also said that the corps had mapped out elaborate security measures in the 25 local government areas of the state.
The commandant explained that area commanders had been directed to monitor the officers deployed in their various areas of supervision.
Ayuba, however, urged the residents to be security conscious and report any form of security threat to relevant agencies for prompt action.