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Oct 1st: Civil Defence deploys 5, 000 dogs

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Ahead of the October 1st Independence Day Celebration, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu on Tuesday ordered the deployment of over 50, 000 personnel to ensure safety and security of cities across the country.

The massive deployment of officers of the Corps, is meant to prevent breach of peace nationwide, during the period.

As part of the crime prevention exercise, a total of 5000 sniffer dogs, mobile surveillance vehicle and other gadgets for effective monitoring and supervision are also being deployed.

The NSCDC spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh in a statement, said: “Muhammadu lauded the efforts of the officers deployed for the Sallah celebration for their wonderful performance in providing maximum Security in all nooks and crannies of Nigeria during the Sallah celebration.

“The CG is therefore seeking the co-operation of members of the public in providing information and intelligence highly needed to curb crime and criminalities in the society; especially in the areas of vandals and other trouble-shooters in the country.”

While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion of the 55th Independence Anniversary, he urged personnel to work in synergy with other sister security agencies to ensure a hitch-free celebration and peaceful conduct of the event.

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