ABUJA – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has attributed the relative peace across the country during the Christmas celebration to “effective synergy’’ among security agencies.
The spokesperson of corps, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the cooperation of Nigerians in terms of volunteering information was also very useful in ensuring peace during the period.
“I think the relative peace we have had this yuletide period can be attributed to the renewed synergy and cooperation among security agencies in the country,’’ he said.
Okeh explained that the massive deployment by the Police, DSS, NSCDC and Road Safety officials, especially to strategic areas, helped in curbing security threats in the country.
He said that the security agencies also embarked on massive enlightenment campaign and sensitisation of the public on what to do and the numbers to call in cases of emergency which proved very helpful.
Okeh assured that the NSCDC, in collaboration with other security agencies, had also concluded plans to ensure a hitch-free New Year celebration just like it did during Christmas.
He, however, stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to support the security agencies in terms of volunteering useful information and being security conscious.
“I want to also implore Nigerians to always be at alert and security conscious because this task cannot be carried out only by security agencies,’’ he said.
NAN recalls that the NSCDC deployed about 65,000 of its personnel and 15,000 specially trained sniffer dogs across the country to ensure peace during the yuletide. (NAN)