The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp has deployed 1,400 of its personnel to Kogi State, in the effort to keep the people of the state from breaking law and order during the Yuletide season.
The Commandant of the corp in Kogi State, Philip Olushola Ayodele, revealed this during an interactive session with journalists in Lokoja.
Ayodele stated that the command has mapped out its strategy and also submitted its operation drive to all the sister agencies in the state towards ensuring a hitch free celebration.
The command also revealed that it has extended its operation to major roads, through a collaboration with Federal Road Safety Corp to keep the road from accident.
On the re-insurgence of kidnapping and armed robbery along kabba Oshokoshoko road in western axis of Kogi State, the commandant said they are not limiting it to an agency alone as they have resolved that the menace of kidnapping and armed robbery will be jointly tackled by all security agency in the State.
“We are on top of the situation,” he added.
He claimed that the security personnel are not magicians, as useful information will go long way to combat crime in the country.
“We need intelligent gathering. If you notice an unsuspicious movement, or notice a movement that is criminal in nature, be bold to confront that person. But If you cant, call on any of the security agency, they will respond quickly,” Ayodele advised.
He assured that any information given to the command will be treated with absolute confidentiality.