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Abia NSCDC launches new operation, assures residents of adequate security during Easter

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The Abia State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps- CC Usman Ishaq Alfadarai has assured the good people of Abia and residents of adequate security of lives and property during the 2024 Easter celebrations.

Commandant Alfadarai gave the assurance after the Command’s Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting held on Tuesday, 26th March, 2024 at the NSCDC headquarters in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital.

Handing a fresh charge to Officers and Men of the Command to scale up security in lieu of the Easter celebrations after the quarterly review meeting, the State Commandant said ” “the Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting affords us the opportunity to critically evaluate our operations in the last few months , make adjustments where necessary and or launch entirely new operations based on available intelligence. This is what we have done and I am glad to announce to us that we are doing very well but there is still room for improvement“.

He applauded the undercover operatives of the Corps in the State for the actionable intelligence information they have provided which has necessitated the launch of a new operation to tackle new crime dimension with a view to improving on the security of the State.
” I want to assure the general public that we are fully committed to our mandate of securing lives and Critical National Assets and Infrastructure . The Management after the crucial Quarterly Operations Strategy Review meeting has concluded plans to launch a new operation which beyond the Easter festivities and its attendant security and traffic concerns will ensure safer environment for economic growth and development of the State.” Commandant Alfadarai said.

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The Abia NSCDC Boss thereafter directed Area Commanders, Divisional Officers, Heads of Tactical Units to be on “ Yellow “ and ensure a hitch- free Easter Celebration in the State. He further stated that strategic deployments have been made with special attention to worship and event centers , Motor parks, Malls and other flashpoints.

According to the State Commandant, the action is in compliance to the directive of the Commandant General- CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD mni OFR to emplace necessary measures to tackle the envisaged increased pressure on security on one hand and in human and vehicular traffic on the other during the Easter celebration but insisted that personnel must be guided by global best practices in carrying out their assigned duties .

He however warned that disciplinary measures as contained in the Corps’ Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP) will be meted out to those who may go contrary to the rules of engagement.

While felicitating with the Christian faithful as they commemorate the 2024 Easter celebration, Commandant Alfadarai enjoined them to emulate the life of sacrifice ,peace and love as exemplified by Jesus Christ adding that the period offers a time of sober reflection and prayer for God to heal our land.

He solicited the continuous support of the general public by providing useful information to enable the security agencies serve them better.

He wishes Ndi Abia a happy Easter celebration.

CSC Ndukwe Agu Egwu
Head, Public Relations Unit
For: The State Commandant

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