The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Capital Territory Command, Olusola Odumosu, has deployed 5,230 personnel across the FCT for the Easter celebrations.

The deployment is to maintain peace and order across the FCT and its environs during the Easter holidays.

This was contained in a statement signed by the command spokesperson, Idoko Samuel, on Tuesday.

Odumosu, who addressed principal officers in Abuja, noted that due to the intelligence report received of a possible attack this season in the FCT, the command had deployed personnel around the FCT for surveillance and intelligence gathering to foil such planned attack.

The command has also deployed all special squads such as the Armed Squad, Female Strike Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Crack Squad (operation Adaka-su) and Agro Rangers to ensure the maintenance of law and order.

Odumosu said, “The corps is committed to ensuring the safety of critical national assets as well as the lives and properties of residents of the FCT.

“There is no room for carelessness and overzealousness while carrying out your duties during this season. You must abide strictly by the operational order, harassing innocent residents who are going about their lawful business will not be tolerated.”

He urge residents of the FCT to enjoy their holiday, adding that the command would provide security in all places of worship, recreational centres, markets, shopping malls, motor parks and other flashpoints during the holiday season.

He warned miscreants and vandals that personnel of the NSCDC would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on anyone caught or found culpable.