The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Niger, has deployed 1, 500 security personnel to provide security during and after the Easter festivities in the state.
The state’s Corps Commandant, Mr Philip Ayuba, made this known in an interview in Minna on Wednesday.
He said that already plain security personnel had since been deployed to places of worship and recreation centres across state for buildup of security situations.
“We have put in placed sensitive security that will enable residents observe the festivities in a peaceful atmosphere,” he said.
He also said that NSCDC had mapped out elaborate security measures in the 25 local government areas of the state to forestall any form of security threats.
“We are battle ready to deal with hoodlums, political thugs and other disgruntled elements that may want to cause panic among the public during and after the festivities”.
“The command will collaborate with sister security agencies and all stakeholders to ensure peaceful and hitch free celebrations,” he said.
Ayuba, however, urged the residents to be security conscious at all times and report any form of security threat to relevant agencies for prompt action.