The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Gombe State Command has deployed no fewer than 720 personnel to provide security across the state during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Commander Waziri Goni stated this in a statement made available to our correspondent by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Saad Buhari, on Saturday.
He stated that it is part of the effort to increase the security that usually occurs during the festivities and prevent insecurity.
The statement read in part: “The command has put in place robust security arrangements and crime prevention strategies led by Commander General Ahmed Abubakar Audi to provide security with over 720 personnel to ensure crime free celebration in the state.”
Goni assured the public that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps would be courteous and civil but firm in ensuring the security of life and property including critical national assets and infrastructure.
He also appealed to the public to “be security conscious and provide useful information to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps and other agencies”, the statement added.
Meanwhile, Police Public Relations ASP Mahid Abubakar, Commissioner of Police, Oqua Etim, warned residents against the use of fireworks, adding that anyone caught selling or lighting fireworks and any kind of explosives should be dealt with. wrath of the law
The commissioner said in the statement, “The ban on the sale, purchase and use of fireworks (usually ‘Knockouts’ or ‘Bangers’) and other explosives is still in force in the state.”
Etim also directed Field Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Tactical/Operational Units and other strategic commanders of the Command to “make available all Intelligence and operational assets to deploy and establish crime hotspots, highways, streets and other places of public interest. within the scope of powers”.