Oyo State Commandant, NSCDC, Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya has revealed that the State Command has deployed about 2300 armed personnels to all nooks and crannies of the state. He also called on all Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and personnel of the Corps to beef up security in their vicinity before, during and after the festive period as Muslims will be celebrating this year Eid-el Kabir.
He made the call yesterday at the Command’s State Headquarters, Agodi Ibadan during the visit of Muslim Community of Oyo State, Nigeria (MUSCONS) to his Office.
Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya enjoined the Muslim faithfuls to celebrate moderately and take responsibility against the spread of corona virus (covid 19) through the use of face mask, personal Hygiene and observant of physical and social distancing.
Meanwhile, Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya has directed the Disaster Management Unit to always have the Command ambulance and disaster personnel on highways for rescue during the celebration. The Agro Rangers Squad and the Counter Terrorist Unit have also been deployed to all the nooks and crannies of the State to prevent crime and criminality during the Salah Festival.
In a release, signed by the PRO of the State Command, an appeal was made to parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards.
Earlier, Alhaji Kunle Sani, Chairman of Muslim Community of Oyo State appreciated the State Commandant and NSCDC Personnel in Oyo State for protecting lives and properties in the State.
The State Commandant advised residents of Oyo State to give useful information to the State command by calling the Control room numbers 09070473188 and 09055533303.