Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to deploy 3,000 personnel for enforcement of law and order during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in Nasarawa State.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mahmoud Fari, made the disclosure in a statement signed on Thursday by the command Public Relations Officer, Sirajo Mohammed.
The Commandant said that the officers and men of the NSCDC would be stationed at the strategic locations and flashpoints to forestall any breaking down of law and order.
“Enough personnel have been posted to all prayer grounds to control the crowd as one of the mandates of the Corps enshrined in section 3 (1) (t) 2003 Act of the Corps which said ‘the Corps shall assist in Crowd and traffic control during any period of emergency’,” the statement noted.
The Commandant, therefore, called on Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray for an end to the COVID-19 global pandemic ravaging the world.
He said: “Despite the lift of ban on worship centers by the State Governor, Engr. A A Sule, Commandant Fari maintained that the public must continue to practice preventive measures such as wearing facemasks, maintain social distances, washing of hands up to the elbow and use of hand sanitizers to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”
According to him, the command is determined to ensure hitch-free celebrations, warning individuals who indulge in crimes to stay clear of the state or face the wrath of the law.
Mr Fari, therefore, urged the Muslim Ummah to be law-abiding in the spirit of celebration, saying that they should continue to imbibe the teaching of Holy Qur’an and Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) even after the Ramadan.